Trinity 2022 President's Welcome

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Dear All,

Welcome to Trinity Term 2022 at Oxford Women in Business! I wish good luck to all those sitting exams in this period. We hope that revision will not keep you from enjoying the workshops, panels and social events that we have lined up for the coming weeks. For those of you graduating, we hope to stay in touch and welcome you to our new alumni network, soon to launch.

Our primary objective at OxWIB has always been to support and promote young women and non-binary people in the University of Oxford, with the aim of expanding their understanding of a broad range of career pathways, skills and opportunities; giving them the confidence to become ethical and empowering future leaders. Over the past year, we have broadened our objectives, focussing on the importance of allyship. The 5th iteration of our mentorship scheme includes opt-in male mentors to further this cause.

As President of this society, my focus has been legacy. For me, OxWIB is more than just a careers society - OxWIB is a living community with the possibility to create a lasting legacy of empowerment. It is my goal for us to find new ways to make use of our privileged position as Oxford University students. Our new Outreach Team has started to do this by identifying local state schools with high percentages of children receiving free school meals and with English as a second language. We hope to build relationships with these schools to deliver mentoring, skills and confidence workshops and teach young people about gender equality; addressing common misconceptions about which careers are suitable for which gender and encouraging young people to dream big.

This Trinity term we will be making the most of the summer weather with plenty of drop-in social events in the sun and Presidents Drinks: The OxWIB White Party at Isis Farmhouse on the 27th May, sponsored by Roland Berger. I am proud to announce that this term marks the return of our annual trip to London. With exclusive tours and talks at the BCG and KPMG offices, and an evening at the Burberry's Regent Street Store where we'll be joined by our patron, Julie Brown, the day is set to be a memorable one. Our Inspirational Women Series will continue, welcoming Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the BSG and Sultana Taf