Hello all and welcome back to a new year and new term with OxWIB! Whilst we are thrilled to welcome everyone back we are very aware this term will operate under drastically different conditions for all of us. Despite the new restrictions in place, our committee has been working tirelessly over the summer vac to curate a packed term card of virtual events, which will predominantly take place over Zoom.
We have a fantastic range of panels, skills workshops and speaker events lined up, which promise something interesting for everyone. We are incredibly lucky to have 4 inspirational women speakers this term and to be able to welcome back our patron, Julie Brown (CFO of Burberry).
Vision is not only an apt theme for this terms edition of Insight, but also is reflected in our calendar of events. We have sought to put together events that encourage our members to consider wider visions of the future of work alongside their own personal visions for their careers. Entrepreneurship and sustainability are just a couple of themes shaping our future that we consider in our panels with Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneurs and on sustainable finance respectively.
Michaelmas is typically a busy term for graduate and internship applications. Therefore, I invite you to attend a number of events with our valued sponsors to give you a deeper insight into companies ranging from the London Stock Exchange Group to Jefferies by hearing from employees themselves. As always we seek to provide more informal and practical support for those exploring potential career paths. Our fortnightly drop-ins this term will cover topics such as application processes and women in STEM. The second run of our hugely successful mentorship programme, that aims to pair our members with a businesswoman in the career they are interested in pursuing, is in full swing. I encourage you to apply be a part of this growing community of ambitious women at the university and beyond.
Following our statement on the Black Lives Matter movement last term and the importance of long-term sustainable action we have sought to organise events centered on the experiences of BAME women in business in order to continue the discussion and fight against structural racism. In collaboration with ACS we will be holding a panel with BAME women to hear their insights on diversity in the workplace as well as an Inspirational Women event with Rosalind Kainyah (MBE).
I would like to extend an especially warm welcome to incoming freshers. Undoubtedly, this is not the beginning of the university experience that you envisioned. However, despite virtual constraints we are excited to welcome you into the supportive community that OxWIB is so well known for and I encourage you to attend our first drop in session to meet the society and learn more about how you can get involved!
Before I leave you to take a closer look at our term card of events, I would like to thank the entire OxWIB committee for their dedication and hard work over the summer. Working alongside them has been one of the highlights of my Oxford experience and I am so proud of how well they have adapted to the challenges presented by the uncertainty of this term.
We look forward to welcoming you to our events throughout the term and I wish you a successful
President, Michaelmas 2020
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