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So you think you want to be a director of a company…

So you think you want to be a director of a company…

Top questions you need to know the answers to before you become a company director. Whether you have never been a director before, or not there are some questions you should ask about yourself before you take on the responsibility

Carrie Lomas, CEO of EYFSHome and Brand Conscience

Carrie Lomas, CEO of EYFSHome and Brand Conscience

Carrie Lomas runs two ‘purpose with profit’ companies, one in EdTech (educational technology) and the other in sustainability for retail, which connects consumers to their buying choices.

Joana Lenkova, founder of Futures Forward Ltd

Joana Lenkova, founder of Futures Forward Ltd

Joana Lenkova is the founder of Futures Forward Ltd. Futures Forward is a strategy and futures consultancy company founded in 2019.

Anna Richards, Founder of Maymessy

Anna Richards, Founder of Maymessy

Anna Richards is the founder and Director of Maymessy, a social enterprise which supports young people in need through bespoke cookery classes and wellness activities

Dr Cathy Hua Ye, co-founder of Ivy Farm Technologies

Dr Cathy Hua Ye, co-founder of Ivy Farm Technologies

Dr Cathy Ye, an Oxford alumna (DPhil, 2005), is an Associate Professor in Engineering Science as well as the co-founder of Ivy Farm Technologies.

Daisy Allington, co-founder of Cognitant

Daisy Allington, co-founder of Cognitant

Daisy Allington is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Cognitant – a health-technology start-up that aims to improve patient education.

Zhanet Zaharieva, co-founder of Quantum Dice Ltd

Zhanet Zaharieva, co-founder of Quantum Dice Ltd

Dr Zhanet Zaharieva, a St Cross College, Oxford alumna (DPhil, 2018), is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Quantum Dice Ltd. Founded in 2019

Rebecca Gingell, Finance and Operations Director of Meshworks

Rebecca Gingell, Finance and Operations Director of Meshworks

Rebecca Gingell is the Finance and Operations Director of Meshworks, a subsidiary of an advanced materials and 3D-printing company

Sian Gaskell, Managing Director of CubanEight

Sian Gaskell, Managing Director of CubanEight

Sian Gaskell is the Managing Director of award-winning & fast-growing PR agency CubanEight.

Susan Burton, CEO of Classlist

Susan Burton, CEO of Classlist

Susan Burton is the CEO and founder of Classlist, a rapidly expanding community app for school parents

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, founder of LitHits

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, founder of LitHits

Kirsten is founder of LitHits, a digital reading venture that aims to break down barriers to reading

Wenmiao Yu, Co-Founder of Quantum Dice Ltd

Wenmiao Yu, Co-Founder of Quantum Dice Ltd

Wenmiao Yu, co-founder of Quantum Dice, a pioneering high-speed and secure Quantum Random Number Generation (QRNG).

IDEA Panel: How Talking About Diversity is Making Entrepreneurship More Inclusive (22nd June 2021)

On 22nd June 2021, IDEA hosted a panel dedicated to ‘How Talking About Diversity is Making Entrepreneurship More Inclusive’ with speakers from the Oxfordshire entrepreneurial community: Dr Mira Kassouf, Nathania (Tanya) Aritao, and Nicole Beach. This panel drew upon their own professional experiences to highlight different career paths for women leaders and discuss key principles for thinking about how women entrepreneurs can champion diversity and inclusion while using their talents for successful entrepreneurship.

IDEA Bespoke Project: SeedWISE Enterprise Programme

IDEA Bespoke Project: SeedWISE Enterprise Programme

As part of IDEA’s first round of bespoke projects, the programme has provided HEIF funding to MPLS Enterprise  to support a pilot programme for DPhil researchers in STEM subjects called SeedWISE.

Academic Champion for Women in Entrepreneurship 

Academic Champion for Women in Entrepreneurship 

I am delighted to announce that Professor Kylie Vincent from the Department of Chemistry has been appointed as the first Academic ...

Working Flexibly: Ask Me Anything with Sarah Haywood

Working Flexibly: Ask Me Anything with Sarah Haywood

Flexible working, and steering away from the traditional 9-5 structure, has a central role to play in increasing productivity and enhancing workplace equality. COVID-19 has posed intense challenges for the UK’s working parents and carers and, according to a recent Working Families survey, an ‘overwhelming majority’ of care givers ‘do not want their employer to revert to business as usual after lockdown is lifted’.

Meet Prime Advocates: Business for Good

Meet Prime Advocates: Business for Good

Prime Advocates is a London-based not-for-profit corporate law firm and social finance consultancy. Its Social Finance Hot Desk connects pioneering social enterprise initiatives with free specialist legal advice.

Amazon Small Business Accelerator

Amazon Small Business Accelerator

Join the #AmazonAccelerator to access a catalogue of more than 15-hours of online training anytime, led by leading business experts. The e-learning is tailored to individuals just starting their entrepreneurial adventure, as well as those looking to go for growth!

RisingWISE: ‘My career has taken exciting turns since the programme’

RisingWISE: ‘My career has taken exciting turns since the programme’

The RisingWISE programme helps women researchers thrive, as its alumnae have experienced firsthand.

Oxford Case Studies: RisingWISE

Oxford Case Studies: RisingWISE

Anne Miller is joint founder of RisingWISE, an initiative aimed at women in STEM at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge that aims to combat some of the disparities between men and women in achieving leadership roles and pursuing entrepreneurship opportunities in this sector.

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