Hello everyone and welcome back to another Oxford term. Trinity is arguably the best term of the year, conjuring up images of May Day festivities, balls, picnics in Port Meadow, punting, and beautiful sunny days. Unfortunately, this Trinity spells a different reality, as we all do our part to help the world emerge from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. I hope that our members, wherever you may be, are safe and well. I am so proud of the work that the committee has done to rise to the challenge of a remote term and think of new ways to continue to carry out OxWIB’s mission. It has been such an honour to work with them and I cannot thank them enough for their dedication and creativity in handling a truly difficult task with such ease.
We would normally kick off our term with Presidents’ Drinks and while it is sad to forego them this term, we’ve been able to re-allocate these funds to two vital charities; Refuge, which provides incredibly important services for the victims of domestic violence and the Trussell Trust, which aims to end hunger and poverty in the UK. We’ve also partnered with the Oxford Foundry in their COVID-19 Action Plan, which supports those responding to the COVID-19 crisis now and those working to develop solutions to the long-term challenges wrought by this pandemic. Please visit the Foundry’s website or our social media pages for more information on how you can get involved with these initiatives.
This term, I’m extremely excited to announce our weekly Trinity 2020 podcast series, with the first episode being released this Friday, the 1st of May, through our social media channels and streaming services. Our committee has worked hard to find incredible women from all fields, including Helen Warner, the former Director of Daytime at ITV and Channel 4, and Brita Fernandez Schmit, Executive Director at Women for Women UK. Tune in to hear from entrepreneurs, social activists, journalists and other inspiring women from across the world.
I also invite you to attend our weekly discussion groups and book clubs. Our book clubs aim to continue to develop our members’ commercial awareness, with discussions on current events in business that are impacting the world around us. Our discussion groups will provide answers to questions ranging from entering academia professionally post university, to demystifying the consultancy internship application process.
As some of you may have already seen, this term we’ve launched our new mentorship programme, which pairs students across the university with mentors from the Said Business school and the wider working world. This new initiative will foster productive relationships between our members and mentors across the globe, continuing to grow our community of driven, like-minded women of which I am so grateful to be a part.
A remote Trinity, with all the uncertainty that lies ahead, is a daunting prospect. Being a part of OxWIB has been an integral part of my Oxford experience and working with the committee over the past vacation has provided me with a much needed sense of normalcy and community. I hope that with this term card, we are able to do the same for you.
With best wishes,
President, Trinity 2020
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