Faith and work conference

About the event

A conference focusing on thriving at work with faith, through to surviving the conflict between your workplace and your values.

Hosted by the student-led Morality, Ethics and Business club, the conference seeks to explore the interplay between faith and work by examining how one might thrive in one's career with faith and the conflict between work and religious identity. We will discuss these issues with thought leaders, academics, clergy and business practitioners.

This will be an opportunity to reflect on how religion plays a role in shaping one’s career. It will also be a chance to network with MBAs, graduate students and mid-career professionals from across the UK, Europe and beyond.

The session on Friday 9 June begins at 2pm, the session on Saturday 10 June begins at 12.30pm.

Speakers include:

  • Finny Kuruvilla MD, PhD, is Co-Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager for Eventide's mid-cap growth, and healthcare and life sciences strategies. He is the founding member for Eventide Asset Management, a value-based investment firm and managing director for Eventide's investment fund.

  • Adora Lovestrand is part of the venture capital team at Sovereign's Capital, a global investment firm with five main practice areas: venture capital, private equity, public equity, fund of funds and real estate. Her current role as Senior Associate focuses on seed and series A investments into US-based, high-growth tech startups that view corporate culture as a competitive advantage.
  • Michael Smets is Professor of Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. His research focuses on competing strategic demands and inclusive leadership in complex organisational environments.
  • Christopher Wadibia is a Junior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford. His research interests include Christianity in Africa, religion and development, and political Pentecostalism.
  • Sherron Watkins is better known as the Enron whistle-blower. She is the former Vice President of Enron Corporation who alerted then chairman Ken Lay in August 2001 to accounting irregularities within the company. Her journey through the Enron crisis has inspired many, and has crystallised her focus to improve the lot of whistle-blowers and would-be whistle-blowers.