Leaving a legacy post-MBA: 3 lessons I’ve learnt from my third graduation

Pondering what Graduation means

Graduation 1

Lesson 1 — look beyond your immediate family for role models in your chosen field. If you don’t see them, seek them. There is more discussion now around first generation students and widening the awareness of the career opportunities available to young people.

Lilia was a role model for me to consider progressing into academia

Graduation 2

Lesson 2 — Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears and never regrets

Graduation 3

Me with two fellow female MBA graduates who have amazing stories about their careers & studying
Me with Sophie & Jeanette other amazing female MBA graduates who’ve funded their education

Lesson 3 — think about how you can leverage your income to fund your career development. Also speak to people who have done a course you’re interested in if you’re not sure. I spoke to a number of people In my wider network to get their perspective as well which helped to make this choice.

Education and privilege


A photo of me receiving the Herbert Hughes memorial prize in 2010
A special Manchester monument to the legacy of women & being a role model



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