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Margaret Young, former MD at Credit Suisse

OxWIB welcomed Margaret Young on the 19th of February. Margaret is a qualified Chartered Accountant who spent most of her executive career in Investment Banking, focussing on mergers and acquisitions. She currently sits on several non-executive boards and has had an illustrious career spanning several sectors of business. Margaret left us with five tips for a career in business (or any other field for that matter, she adds). First, make sure you get the right qualifications. Qualifications are the building blocks of your career and your CV is the way you present yourself to the world. Margaret highlights her MBA from the London Business School as a key qualification she felt helped her car

Linda Yueh, Chief Business Correspondent at the BBC

On 8 February, OxWIB welcomed Linda Yueh, BBC's Chief Business Correspondent, who was fresh off the heels of the World Economics Forum in Davos, Switzerland. There, Dr. Yueh hosted a special edition of her show Talking Business with Linda Yueh, discussing 'gender-driven growth' with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn. Dr. Yueh shared some tidbits from their discussion with OxWIB members, offering insights into how the gender pay gap might be closed and how women can take on leadership roles in the global economy. She pointed out that companies with women on their boards

Isobel Carter, Managing Director at Incarter International

As Oxford women prepare to leave the university, we are faced with quite a daunting challenge -- choosing a fulfilling and rewarding (and hopefully well paid) career. But as our guest Isobel Carter told us on 4 February 2014, taking the opportunity to explore a variety of career paths can help us find the perfect fit. In her words, "Have a try, and if you don't like it, on you go!" Ms. Carter, a veritable Jill-of-all-trades, offered OxWIB members an insider's perspective on a wide array of sectors, from fashion to finance. In her discussion, "Careers: Choices and Changes," Ms. Carter highlighted work-life balance and forecast a bright future for Generation Y women in the workplace. She rig