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Posted by: on July 14, 2022

Student views: ESG investing and the importance of the Oxford Executive MBA

Where do you currently work and what does your job involve? What does your company do? I work for General Invest, a wealth management company headquartered in Luxembourg. Our firm provides comprehensive advice to high-net-worth individuals, creating tailor-made investment strategies and financial planning for each client. As the Chief Investment Officer, I oversee the investment […]

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Posted by: on March 8, 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: Breaking the Bias is a Matter of Choice

This year, International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 calls for action to #BreakTheBias in schools, workplaces and communities in a collective effort to create a world devoid of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Women have come a long way since the observance of the first IWD in the early 1900s, where 15,000 women marched through New York […]

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Posted by: on March 8, 2022

A Rollercoaster Week

During my 10-hour flight home, I decided to jot down these thoughts and reflections after an intensive module week at Oxford. It was an intellectual and emotional rollercoaster ride – left me feeling a bit “There and Back Again”. We are Back The week started with a buzzing lecture hall – a scene that has […]

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Posted by: on January 13, 2022

From Oxford to Space, and Beyond!

We all know that Oxford, and the EMBA experience, will take us to places. For some, it might be landing onto their dream jobs, and for others, it might be pivoting into new sectors, cities or countries. For our group, it has taken us to Space. Soon after our EMBA journey commenced, a few of […]

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Posted by: on October 13, 2021

Resiliency and Kindness!

Almost two years ago, I entered Oxford Saïd Business School to learn business (at least that’s what I thought I was going to do), but leaving this place learning far more than business. I learnt the power of Tribe, the value the diverse perspectives bring to the table and leadership through resiliency in extraordinary times. […]

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Posted by: on March 24, 2021

Women, it’s time to break the bamboo ceiling

The close of Women’s Month has been smeared with the murder of six Asian-American women. It’s hard to divorce race from the ostensibly “sexually motivated” nature of the attack. While racially motivated attacks in the US are down from last year, attacks against Asians have trebled, with nearly 70% of them against women. It’s also […]

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Posted by: on March 8, 2021

Why You Should Invest in Women-Led Businesses!

Female leadership is evaluated from different perspectives in many ways and corporate policies are developed accordingly. Leadership is the act of guiding people or a group of people who view the person as the sole light and follow them diligently in various situations, such as in a business. Leadership in the political struggle for women’s […]

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Posted by: on March 5, 2021

Can inspiration for female leaders be found in a pandemic?

When Covid 19 became an issue on a global scale it created, almost immediately, an atmosphere of uncertainty. With regards to future plans and jobs, a large percentage of our population found themselves second guessing their careers, especially those that had previously been taken more or less for granted. Large numbers of employees were furloughed […]

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Posted by: on February 25, 2021

Life in Not for Profit: When a Failed Negotiation can be a Matter of Life and Death

Trigger warning for: violence, suicide. The author references using negotiation skills learned on the programme in a real-world situation of a domestic violence intervention. I recently handled a family violence case involving a mother with young children who was almost strangled to death by her spouse. The children witnessed this and, unfortunately, previous violent episodes […]

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Posted by: on January 29, 2021

Are You Reinforcing Gender Stereotypes In The Workplace?

As the result of a tendency towards status quo, most leadership positions are still occupied by men. The stereotypes of typically male attributes have fused into the perception of a standard of good performance, putting women at an inherent disadvantage. Conceptual models of what makes good leaders, salespeople, etc. shape processes such as recruitment, performance […]

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