Women in Business SIG at SBS, Oxford

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Women in Business SIG at SBS, Oxford

  1. 1. Women In Business SIG Funding Proposal Women in Business – 2009-2010
  2. 2. Mission Working to support and promote women in business and through business Women in Business – Mission
  3. 3. Assist all current SBS students to achieve their potential regardless of gender Goals Work alongside SBS Administration to strengthen its approach to gender equity at SBS Build a strong SBS Women’s Alumni Network Women in Business – Goals
  4. 4. Co-Chairs Outreach <ul><li>Increase female representation at SBS </li></ul><ul><li>Be inclusive of men and women, MBA/MSC/MFE </li></ul><ul><li>Identify mentors within our class </li></ul><ul><li>Networking events </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers and seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Provide role models in the Oxford Community </li></ul><ul><li>PR & media outreach </li></ul>Subcommittees Education & Development Career Enhancement Women in Business – Structure
  5. 5. Women in Business SIG will enhance SBS’ reputation as a forward-thinking business school that embraces diversity because we will… <ul><li>Initiate class conversations on the influence of gender in all sectors of economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate dialogue with women business leaders about challenges across all sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Develop female business talent and prepare them for ‘pipeline’ issues </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on being inclusive – empower men in the conversation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. committee positions </li></ul></ul>Women in Business – Value to SBS
  6. 6. We’ve put a lot of thought into how to spend the resources the OBA could give us… <ul><li>Skills development and networking for female students </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting project on female representation at SBS (looking at admissions, structural support, marketing) </li></ul><ul><li>International Women’s Day celebration (8 March) </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker seminars and small dinners featuring alumni and female business leaders </li></ul>Linda Hudson, President, BAE Systems Land & Armaments Operating Group Amanda Pullinger, Executive Director, 100 Women in Hedge Funds (Brasenose ‘87) Clara Durodie   Elizabeth Paris Shelby Hill Emma Caddy Women in Business – Activities
  7. 7. Management Consulting Social Entrepreneurship Alumni Dinners Consulting Project Roundtable Discussions Speaker Panels Finance Private Equity Entrepreneurship WIB members are active in all OBNs/SIGs So, WiB plans to collaborate on events throughout the year, enhancing the impact of all Women in Business
  8. 8. Women in Business SIG will benefit all SBS alumni because we will… <ul><ul><li>Work to raise SBS in rankings through increased female representation and media outreach activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight the achievements of individual alumni in communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage SBS female alumni in networking activities with current students </li></ul></ul>Women in Business – Alumni
  9. 9. Women in Business – Budget & Calendar Event Michaelmas Hilary Trinity # of people Cost per Person Total Alumni Dinners 1 1 1 16 £20.00 £ 320.00 Consulting Project ongoing     £ 60.00 Speaker Panels   1 1 4 £50.00 £ 200.00 Roundtable Discussions 1 1 1 30 £5.00 £ 150.00 March 8th Fundraiser   1       £ 270.00 Total           £ 1,000.00
  10. 10. <ul><li>Two full meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 working meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Created Mission and Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Working Group Spaces page (35 active members & growing! ) http://groupspaces.com/Women_in_Business/ </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent Group Spaces page http://groupspaces.com/wibobn/ </li></ul>We’ve already achieved some key milestones and are ready to go… … now we just need the OBA’s support to grow our agenda Women in Business

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