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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 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 February 5, 2021

The Oxford Experience: An experience that brings out the best in you

What do leadership lessons with LEGO, Quidditch in the park, and Varsity ski races have in common? They make you feel great and excited. They cheer you on to success. – The friendly, inspiring and welcoming atmosphere at Oxford was a game-changer for me.  Choosing Oxford As a commander of the Austrian Armed Forces, I […]

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Posted by: on February 5, 2021

Tackling the Hardest Part

When you start a programme at Oxford, you’re convinced you know what the hardest part will be. Surely, it will be the exams, you think.  Oxford-level exams will be the toughest I’ve ever seen. Or maybe it will be speaking up in class.  How will I ever work up the courage to raise my hand […]

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Posted by: on November 11, 2020

Oxford Experience- Metamorphosis!!!

After having successfully completed the Oxford Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation (DipSI), I was recently invited to share my experiences with the new class starting in November 2020. It was my absolute honour and pleasure to be invited by my alma mater. Talking to the new class who are starting their exciting journey amidst […]

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Posted by: on June 29, 2020

What is the Oxford experience?

My journey towards the University of Oxford began in the Southern Hemisphere in the scenic city of Perth, Australia. On a warm January evening in 2018 I boarded a flight to London Heathrow. After an exhausting over-twenty hour flight, I finally set foot on Oxford ground, excited to have arrived at the oldest university in […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2020

A system lens on the current social divide

Infrastructure: from French (1875); infra + structure (n.). The installations and underlying framework that form the basis for any operation or system. Oxford Languages I first encounter the concept of systems thinking during my PGDip course at University of Oxford, when I had the privilege to sit in a lecture that was conducted by George […]

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Posted by: on April 22, 2020

Leadership requires a capacity to transcend adversity & emerge stronger

As the weeks go by and I get closer to starting module 2 of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School Diploma in Organisational Leadership I cannot express how incredibly fortunate I feel to not only have this opportunity but to be part of an educational institute that can thrive and adapt in amazing ways. […]

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Posted by: on November 21, 2019

Don’t be afraid to fit in as an Oxonian

When asked to write a blog about my Oxford experience I thought back to the very first hurdle, the decision to apply. Sure, you automatically think about the daunting aspects first – the funding, the time commitment on top of a full-time job, time away from your family, the exams. But then you think about […]

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Posted by: on November 20, 2019

The Pursuit of Excellence

A noticeable sense of nervous anticipation spread throughout the lecture theatre of Saïd Business School, like osmosis on a cold January morning. With forty-seven highly experienced professionals gathered from the far corners of twenty-eight differing countries, each eager to debunk the complexities of emerging markets and evolve their understanding of business at a global level, […]

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