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Posted by: on November 8, 2021

To the nostalgic Oxonian that’s addicted to the city of dreaming spires

In 2018, 5 years after I had graduated from Oxford with an MSc , I was at that point in my career when I was thirsty for more knowledge, had several of questions about my career path and what it would take for me to get to the next level. Of course, given the enriching […]

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Posted by: on September 13, 2021

Returning to Oxford

Having studied for my MSc in Oxford over 20 years ago and worked in China for the past 18 years, I was so thrilled about going back to Oxford to experience the wonderful student life again when I was accepted on the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation programme in November 2020. Never had I expected […]

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Posted by: on September 13, 2021

Saïd Business School with a baby on board

2020 was a tough year for me, as it was for most of the world. I found out I was pregnant in February, and the excitement was quickly replaced by anxiety as it became increasingly clear that COVID was going to mean that this year of milestones would be spent far from friends and family […]

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Posted by: on August 27, 2021

The life-altering program: Be ready to grow not only professionally but also per...

I can describe my time at Saïd Business School to be extremely engaging as I was involved in the learning process that helps me in acquiring new skills in close collaboration with students from other countries. Despite the challenges that Covid-19 has created for all the areas of our lives, I was able to enjoy […]

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Posted by: on August 19, 2021

On the subject of strong ties…

I am writing this on the eve of A-Level results day, and I have an 18-year-old daughter who is anxious about tomorrow. What I am thinking about is how, whatever plan comes together tomorrow, she is about to embark on one of the most formative adventures of a lifetime. And having finished my Executive Diploma […]

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Posted by: on August 5, 2021

Understand the G.A.P – That’s all it takes

“To be or not to be, that’s the question!”, as Shakespeare famously wrote, I think decision-making subsequently boils down to it. When I got the opportunity to write for the Oxford blog, and as I began to contemplate what to write about, it strikes me what am I doing right now? – I am in […]

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Posted by: on July 30, 2021

When Science meets Global Business …

Antarctica: how it all started! I was selected among a cohort of women leaders across STEM disciplines to be part of an expedition to Antarctica in November 2019. This trip was one of the most life-changing experiences in my life so far. The Antarctica expedition offered me a crucible moment, a moment of clarity when […]

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Posted by: on June 28, 2021

Unlocking Potential

I finally made it to Oxford! As the United Kingdom began to depart lockdown, we were able to meet with about half our class in person for a hybrid Zoomies & Roomies Module 2: The Business of Data and Machine Learning at Saïd Business School. It was truly a world-class experience – the opportunity to […]

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Posted by: on March 12, 2021

A Very Different Return to Oxford

Two things are important to know in the context of this blog. The first is that I am a lead facilitator and consultant. It is my very profession to engage with groups of people to extract information from them, or provide information to them. My work is often executed through design thinking workshops and other […]

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Posted by: on February 25, 2021

What’s your question? 

Once in a while you come across a person who cracks your understanding of the world wide open.  It may be through supportive encouragement, a swift kick in the pants, or a combination of the two that force you out of your comfort zone, help you break through your own limit in thinking, and learn […]

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