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Women in Education Panel

Encouraging women to enter the field of education is very important and the aim of the panel discussion was to show the breadth of career opportunities in the education sector as well as hearing from the varied experiences of our panellists. We were joined by Laura McInerny, an education journalist; Dame Rachel de Souza, the CEO of Inspiration Trust; Maud Millar, the Head of Education in an EdTech firm; and Professor Deborah Eyre, a widely-published author known for her expertise in how people think and learn. Each of our panelists had entered teaching from less traditional routes, for example PPE study and KPMG, and Teach First also featured in two of their career paths. They found inspirat

Entrepreneurial Insight Panel

The exciting journey that is entrepreneurship, beginning from the seed of a single idea growing into a successful business was fascinating to hear about at OxWIB’s Entrepreneurial Insight Panel on the 20th February, where successful entrepreneurs shared their experiences and advice. The speakers included Vicky Simmons, who is an art director and founder of the greeting card brand ‘Mean Mail’; Agne Milukaite, founder of Cycle.land-the peer-to-peer bike sharing social marketplace; and Catherine Spence who is the Principal Licensing & Ventures Manager at the Oxford University Innovation Incubator. The path to entrepreneurship... Vicky Simmons founded Mean Mail in Spring 2017, having studied des