Michaelmas 2021 President's Welcome

Dear all,

On behalf of Oxford Women in Business, I would like to extend to you our warmest welcome. I hope you are well and have found time to recharge for the coming term.

Our purpose at OxWIB is to empower young women to become value-driven leaders in the world of business and beyond by helping them build the skills, connections, and confidence to pursue their own path to success.

This Michaelmas is in many ways a very special term. It marks not only the start of a new academic year, but also a (partial) return to pre-Covid normality, and we are thrilled to finally be able to welcome our members and engage with our speakers in an in-person setting. It is the first time in a long time that we are able to come together, and in light of that, the theme of our termly magazine Insight is “Unite”. It contains fascinating articles, poems, pictures, and so much more, so I’d highly encourage you to give it a read.

In line with our aim of diversifying the meaning of business, we will be exploring a variety of industries through our Business of Online Dating, E-commerce, and Business of Beauty panels. We remain committed to showcasing female leadership across diverse areas of business and are thrilled to announce this term’s Inspirational Women Speakers: Scarlett V Clark, the CEO and founder of the Smart Girl Tribe, as well as Eccie and Gini Newton, the founders of Karma Kitchen.

Mental health awareness is a theme that we will be focusing on in Michaelmas, so watch out for our mindfulness workshop, as well as self-defence and yoga classes that will help you get through 5th week blues. We hope to see you at our bimonthly drop-ins which are a great opportunity to meet and connect with like minded women from across the university in a rather informal setting. I would also like to extend an invitation to President’s Drinks which is bound to be one of the highlights of the term!