Lunch and Learn events: Enterprising Women Podcasts
A series of talks by enterprising and successful women working in STEM
Nessa Carey splits her professional time between providing consultancy services to some of the UK's leading research institutions, and training people around the world in how to create benefits for society from basic research.
Carolyn Hicks is the co-founder of Brill Power, a battery intelligence start-up that uses electronics to improve performance and reduce battery waste. Carolyn's talk took place on Wednesday 4th November, to an audience of women from across MPLS. She explained her career path from engineering student, consulting, re-training and finally (for now!) to entrepreneur. You can access her talk by clicking the link below.
Devika Thapar is Partner at Wilbe, a London based venture firm that helps science founders commercialise research and build companies at scale to solve some of the world’s biggest problems in health, climate and security. Devika spoke about commercialising research to a varied audience of women from STEM departments across the university.
Isabella Panella, Senior Manager, Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) Pre-Development, Jaguar Land Rover, shared her personal journey and experiences working as a researcher on autonomous vehicles and AI/ Machine Learning in a very male dominated sector, alongside the challenges of working part-time on her PhD.
Tara Sabre Collier is a social entrepreneur in residence for the Skoll Centre at Said Business School, Oxford University, as well the co-founder of Affiniti VC, an international network to back under-represented founders. Tara took us on the journey of her career so far, sharing the many ways she has helped to catalyse entrepreneurship. If you are interested or curious about social entrepreneurship, then please do watch the podcast - link below.
Both speakers shared their journey from undergraduates through to becoming entrepreneurial researchers covering their successes, challenges and vision for the future, including what they hope to do with their entrepreneurial activities.
Find out how Prof Angela Russell combines the worlds of business and research through Oxtem, a company she co-founded, and still find time for family life. Prof Angela Russell embodies being an enterprising academic: she holds a professorial appointment which spans different departments and divisions, and combines the worlds of business and research through Oxstem, the company which she co-founded. Find out how she has navigated these different elements to achieve win: wins and still find time for family life
Dr Martine Abboud talks about her scientific journey as a first-generation graduate, how to maintain life-work balance and the various enterprise-related opportunities a science researcher can access in Oxford. Dr Martine Abboud is a passionate advocate of being an enterprising researcher and as one of the 2019 Forbes European ’30 under 30 to watch’ she can attest to the challenges of maintaining a life-work balance. Over an MPLS Enterprising Women: Lunch and Learn session she shared her scientific journey as a first-generation graduate and her experiences of the various enterprise-related opportunities that science researchers can access in Oxford, including her participation in the RisingWISE programme, jointly run between Oxford and Cambridge.