100 Years of Women’s voices

In December 1919 the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act was added to the statute books which enabled women to join professions such as veterinary, law and accountancy which they had formerly been prohibited from entering. It was a major win for women and the time considering, that World War I had only recently ended which brought…

International Women’s Day

With International Women’s Day fast approaching, on the 8th March, I felt it would be important to reflect on the importance of this day and the women who inspired it. Below, are just a small number of women who have inspired me and continue to do so: Queen Elizabeth II After inheriting the throne at…

Expect the unexpected! Doing an MBA (part 2)

Of course the MBA journey is different for everybody. And, of course, the key learnings are different for everybody. On Saturday 21st April, at Henley’s MBA Open Day, I was part of the alumni panel. I was surprised how many of my fellow alumni mentioned that some of their key learnings were similar to my…

My Flexible MBA: 6 Months In

Around this time last year, Facebook (which seems to know me unnervingly well) insisted that I answer a question. I say it “insisted” because I tried to resist: yes, I’d been browsing MBA programmes and researching the effects of identity in the workplace, but no it was not a good time. In fact, by any…

Is the #MeToo Movement the Tip of the Iceberg?

It has been startling and infuriating over the last few months to see the emergence of story after story of women being sexually exploited by men in the workplace, whether that is the movie industry, music, the arts or indeed any other organisation or industry. The movement started as a result of the revelations in…

Winter Olympics for freelancers

Why do people become freelancers & which one of their knowings deserves a gold medal? Have you ever asked yourself whether it’s what you know or who you know that makes you a successful freelancer? Or have you actually considered taking the why into consideration? Do people choose to become freelancers or is the choice made for…

How I benefited from an MBA

“Social action gives students the mentality, ‘Oh, I can do something for someone else and I am doing it. This makes me feel really good.’” Senior Leader in school, March 2017 You may wonder what this quote has to do with an MBA. In fact, this quote reflects my Management Research Challenge topic, where I…

Why a mid-career MBA?

Career success takes courage and involves taking risks. I had a varied and progressive career but I was ready to leave a management role and invest in myself – as a leader.  I knew I wanted a career transformation and a hunger for a life-altering experience. I wanted to learn how I could add offer more to a business but also impact society in a bigger way.