Women in Business mentoring reception in the press !
The Financial, 21st June http://finchannel.com/Main_News/B_Schools/111464_Women_in_Business_mentoring_reception_/
In addition to sharing with you the success of our first mentoring reception, here are the "7Habits of effective Networking" presented by Lis Long at the event:
1. Be clear about purpose
3. Forcus on making a connection, not an impression
4. Listen first, talk later
5. Talk about your enthusiasms
6. Follow up
7. Be yourself
The WIB OBN team
We are pleased to announce a 2nd Brown Bag Lunch scheduled for Wednesday, 16 May from 12:30-1:30pm. Please save the date!
Our Guest: Monique Mercier (mother of our classmate Alexandre Mercier-Dalphond)
Background: She is a member of the Telus executive team, Canada's second largest telecom company, and she is an Oxford graduate (M.Phil, Wolfson College).
We look forward to your attendance!
Amanda and the WiB OBN
Monique's bio from the corporate web site:
The Women in Business OBN would like to invite you to the following upcoming event:
Screening of Miss Representation
A pioneering documentary on media portrayals of gender
Where: Nelson Mandela Lecture Theater
When: 8:00pm, Tuesday May 1st
The film addresses how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. You can view the trailer here: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gkIiV6konY>
Professor Linda Scott will be introducing the evening.
An Overview of the Film:
Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and aired on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), this film has led to an important and high profile education campaign in the US and is going global.
Campaign website: http://www.missrepresentation.org/
Extended trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFh5F8cFb3g&feature=related
Here is an interesting event I would like to advertise to you:
Linda Scott will give her Inaugural Lecture, entitled "The Double X Economy", as DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, in the presence of the Vice Chancellor of Oxford University. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
The Double X Economy
Global data collected in the past fifteen years has shown that gender inequality is a measurable phenomenon that occurs in all nations and has massively negative effects on a range of important dimensions from national prosperity to environmental degradation to violence and disease levels. Closing the gender gap is therefore now a world priority. The data also show, contrary to years of academic argument, that industrial capitalism, far from being the cause of gender oppression, has actually produced better conditions for women. Members of the business and economics disciplines with interests in social justice and national development should now be looking for market-based innovations that benefit women, and providing third-party evaluations of their replicability and impact. Many large corporate players have now engaged with this issue, focusing especially on stimulating women's entrepreneurship, yet success remains elusive and the international development community skeptical. Some efforts, such as microfinance, have had mixed results, with well publicised disasters on the ground. To a degree, progress is inhibited by spotty understanding of the women's economy: a shadow sphere of trade, born of exclusion, constrained by law and custom, policed by violence, and vulnerable to a host of abuses. In this inaugural lecture, Professor Scott will outline a conceptual framework for the women's economy and discuss research projects that explore the potential for market-based interventions to engage with difficult issues.
To register: http://sbsdpworld.eventbrite.co.uk/
See you there!
I am excited to share with you some great news.
Audra, Ariel, Frances and Shaili won first place in the AT Kearney International Women's Day Competition.
Their outstanding proposal on "how to connect female MBAs through a women's network within, through and beyond business school" is available on the following page:
(2011-2012 files folder of the groupspace WIB page)
You will I guess all join me to congratulate them !
Said Business School WIB OBN is happy to inform you about an interesting event happening at Rhodes House this week:
Tuesday 28 February – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Priscilla Mutembwa (mother to Mutsa Mutembwa Zimbabwe and St. Edmund Hall ) will give a talk on:
‘The Challenges of Being an Executive in a Male Dominated Environment'
Priscilla Mutembwa has been managing director of Cargill Cotton Zimbabwe since 2007. Her role involves control of the company’s commercial operation in Zimbabwe; co-ordination and management of the senior team; and liaison with local organisations including farmers, buyers and growers. She previously worked as the company’s finance director and regional origination and procurement manager.
This year Priscilla scooped the international Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Businesswoman of the Year at the institute’s 10th anniversary in London, United Kingdom. Mrs Mutembwa is the inaugural winner of the category and was chosen ahead of 183 000 members in 168 countries, who work in the industry and commerce sector.
Rhodes Women and BAR (Black Association of Rhodes Scholars) have invited Priscilla to give a talk to the Oxford community, highlighting the challenges of her career in impossible economic conditions like those experienced in Zimbabwe, while dealing with the complexities of being a woman in such a business environment.
Barclays Wealth will be hosting a special networking event targeted specifically at female candidates interested in the Embark Programme. This is a great opportunity to network with senior business members and gain an insight into Private Banking. More information about the Embark Programme can be found by accessing the following link.
The deadline to register is February 17th but places are filling up fast so if you're interested please sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
Barclays Wealth Embark Programme- Women's Networking event
DATE: Monday 5th March 2012
TIME: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
LOCATION: 1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HP
TO REGISTER: Reply to Embark.firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER DEADLINE: Friday 17th Feb 2012
The WIB Team
here is some informations forwarded by the Alumni Office.
Professor Linda Scott is doing a webchat on the FT’s Women in Business Education pages tomorrow at 1pm GMT. Linda has submitted her responses to an initial 10 questions which have been published here: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/627fe384-2008-11e1-8662-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1fqF7HCNq All reader questions can be sent in advance via this link.
I hope you'll enjoy reading Linda Scott webchat and feel free to submit questions
WIB OBN team
Meeting notes from the WIB brainstorming session held this past Friday, the 11th of November.
We started out by discussing some of the possible reasons why female candidates who receive an offer from SBS might not ultimately enrol in the program (not in any particular order):
- Lack of funding
- Accepting an offer from a competing B school
- Stage of life/Age/Family considerations such as:
* Risks involved with leaving a successful career to purse the MBA
* Partner’s impact on the decision to pursue the MBA
* Career opportunities and other considerations for partners
* Childcare and other considerations for candidate’s children
We then identified some measures, which the WIB along with the SBS administration could implement in the short, medium and long term to address the under-representation of women in the MBA class.
- Work with admissions to represent women in Open Days.
* Aim to have 50/50 male/female split on Open Day student panels
* Mention Iwill and WIB SIG in Open Day
- Bring some women related communication to the forefront during the admissions and acceptance process.
* Send info about Iwill/WIB SIG in info pack
* Have someone from WIB email candidates after they have received an offer
in order to help candidates with any questions they might have about
the SBS experience (this is party already in place but would be extended)
- Update some of the marketing or school’s profile to be more appealing to women:
* Feature WIB, Iwill events in the “In the News” section of SBS website
* Feature more profiles of women discussing their experiences with the MBA,
juggling family, describing experiences of their partners etc.
- Be more partner friendly:
* Allow partners to sign up for Open Days as well
* Have separate activities for partners on Open Days (partner panel, tour of
* Partner up with job search agencies in order to provide some career
assistance for partners of MBA students looking for work
- Work with external organisations to raise the profile of SBS for women looking at B-schools, ie Forte Foundation
- Provide scholarships or funding assistance targeted for women
A big thanks to everyone who participated in the brainstorming session! For members who were not able to attend, we encourage you to forward any ideas you might have regarding female participation in the MBA program to email@example.com. We appreciate everyone’s input and look forward to working with the administration to make these changes happen.
The WIB Team
For anyone interested in investment banking Commerzbank is hosting "Women in the City 2011" at their London offices on November 30th, 2011. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the bank and network with senior executives. Attached is a flyer with the details, please note that the deadline to apply is November 11th.
Dear Women in Business members -
A special warm welcome to all the new members of the from the incoming MBA class, who commence classes this week!
Attached is an invitation to a debate on the theme of flexible working, organised by the European Professional Women Network and which may interest those of us who are London-based. Register for this event online: www.europeanpwn.net/london
(We suggest you ignore the 1 October deadline as WiB was only recently notified of this event.)
This Network welcomes all new members interested to join their group.
In other news, we will soon be moving to transition the leadership of Women in Business to a new group of MBAs in the coming weeks. If you are interested in seeing this group thrive and grow in 2010-11, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!