Tuesday, 05 February 2019, 12pm to 2pm Come along and join us as Laura explains what has taken her from a background in plant molecular biology to Chief Strategy Officer at Farmforce.

 

'Enterprising women' is a series of inspiring enterprise speakers plus a networking lunch hosted in different departments across the division. Hilary term sees us in Statistics, with a session focussed on food security and mobile platform developments:

Walking the Line: harnessing corporate resources to create an international Force for good. Laura Johnson Blair has lead innovations in emerging market agriculture for the past decade, joining Farmforce in 2017 from a career designing and implementing climate change resilience and agricultural insurance solutions throughout Africa and Asia. Come along and join us as Laura explains what has taken her from a background in plant molecular biology, with a focus on food security crops and applied economics at Cornell, to an MBA in Innovation from the Said Business School at Oxford, and now Chief Strategy Officer at Farmforce, an exciting young company offering an integrated mobile platform helping smallholders gain access to markets all over the world. Working extensively in Africa and Asia, Laura will share her lessons and the reasons why she believes that working with big corporates to deliver this can create a real force for good. As usual for our termly MPLS meeting lunch will be provided by the Oxford-based social enterprise Waste to Taste.

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