President’s Welcome HT 2021
Hello all and welcome to a new term with OxWIB!
I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. 2021 has already brought its difficulties and once again we face another “virtual term”, however, it is with great faith that I believe we shall once again rise above the challenges we face this term. Our Insight magazine theme is Impact - this feels particularly appropriate given the impact the last year has had on all aspects of life, and we hope it gives our members a voice to discuss their own experiences. All of the submissions are hugely insightful and I would like to thank our marketing team for their fantastic work on bringing the magazine to life!
Throughout the Christmas break, the team at OxWIB have been working tirelessly to bring you another term of exciting events. The events team have put together a wonderful range of panels, workshops and inspirational speaker events over the next 8 weeks. Events to look out for include a Personal Branding session with Hannah Power, an introduction to the Finance of Fashion with Julie Brown of Burberry and a panel on Women in Media and Journalism.
At OxWIB we aim to provide opportunities and insight to everyone. Therefore we have focused this term on expanding the meaning of “business”, by increasing the scope of our events and sponsors. For those interested in entrepreneurship, make sure to look out for our Women in Entrepreneurship panel in First Week. Additionally, our Women in the Social Sector event is a look into life at social enterprises, and I encourage members to bring along some questions for our speakers. OxWIB believes that collaboration is key to success, and so you will notice a number of our events this term will be co-hosted with societies including Blockchain Soc, OxAdSoc, Women in Finance and Media Society - all of whom have been a pleasure to work with.
Hilary is no doubt a busy time of year, as we finish off our outstanding applications and start the preparation for upcoming coursework and exams. OxWIB, as always, will endeavour to provide you with support and distractions throughout the term and we shall be hosting bi-weekly drop-in sessions where we hope to chat with you all in a relaxed, informal setting.
Finally, I would like to thank this term’s committee for all their hard work and I am hugely proud of all they have accomplished so far. It has been a real pleasure to work alongside the OxWIB team for the past year and I look forward to another successful term this Hilary.
I look forward to welcoming you at our upcoming events and wish you a safe and successful Hilary Term 2021!
President, Hilary 2021
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