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September 2017 Executive MBA Scholarship winners announced
10
Aug
2017

Two exceptional female candidates have been awarded with scholarships for the forthcoming September iteration of the world-class 21-month Oxford Executive MBA.

Dr Pamela Walker, the Head of Health and a Director at Incite, has been awarded with the Forté Foundation scholarship for women.

Pamela responded, ‘What an unbelievable honour to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. I am very much looking forward to my return to Oxford this September to broaden my business acumen via the EMBA programme; to spend time with outstanding professors, scholars and students with diverse business experience and interests. The fact that I have been honoured with a scholarship for women specifically is deeply touching, as I am wholeheartedly committed to the development female leaders in my own industry and beyond.’

After completing her Doctorate in Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience at Oxford, Pamela forged a career in the pharmaceutical sector working first in clinical trials followed by research and consulting. In 2013, she joined Incite to develop its health practice and establish the business as a key player in the pharmaceutical space. Delivering significant year on year growth for the business, she works with clients across the globe to commercialise emerging assets and unlock opportunity for their products, portfolios and franchises.  She is also a mentor as part of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, supporting the next generation of female leaders in their careers.

Elena Mariotti is the recipient of the Oxford Executive MBA Scholarship for Women in association with the 30% Club. Elena is the Leader of Accenture’s Digital Corrosion Management Practice, a new service which she launched and has been leading across the UK, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. As Manager, Elena has been working in multimillion digital transformation programmes for major energy companies, leading multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams and helping senior clients optimise operational efficiency and reduce costs. Elena is also the Leader of Accenture’s Partnerships and External Events for Accent on Gender initiatives in Resources for the UK and Ireland, supporting women’s growth in the Energy & Utilities Sector. Before Accenture, Elena used to work onto offshore Oil & Gas rigs, in operational and managerial roles.

Outside her work, Elena has been appointed several Leadership roles at international level: recently elected Committee Member of the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) 35 Business Leaders Under 35, where she focuses on Innovation & Infrastructure Focus Group; Committee Member of the Women’s Oil & Gas Council; Steering Committee Member of Gastech’s Women in Energy amongst others.

She explained: "Oxford world-renowned faculties and world-class modules, and brilliant students from more than 30 countries, will allow me to understand the economical, sociological, and political factors which influence leadership and economy, thus helping me forge my own role as a Leader, and make a positive impact in such an epic time for the global Energy Sector."

Originally from Italy, Elena has been working and living in several places across North America, UK, Europe, and currently in a secondment in Spain, always focusing on the Energy Sector. She is a Chartered Engineer, and holds a Bachelor Degree and 2 Master’s Degrees with Honours in Engineering, with focus in Energy and Environment.

Elena’s aim is to leverage digital and IoT to lead a positive step change in what is the 4th Industrial revolution in the Energy Sector, making it safer, cleaner and more inclusive. For her relentless passion to make a positive impact in the Energy Sector and fostering inclusion & diversity, she recently featured in Management Today and The Sunday Times as one of the 35 Under 35 Business Women in the UK.

Elena said: “I am deeply honoured to be awarded the 30% Club Scholarship to join Oxford Said Executive MBA. With the EMBA I aim to make a profound impact on the Energy Industry globally, in order to create a better future for the next generations.
As the energy industry enters the next industrial revolution, I would like to play a key role at the forefront of such transformation."

She also noted, "Having seen first-hand the challenges women face at various stages in their career in the male-dominated Oil & Gas industry, I aim to inspire and mentor the next generation of leaders, fostering inclusion & diversity, which is the engine for true innovation. I am confident that the Oxford MBA will help me make a difference in my three areas of interest: disruptive digitalization, cleaner energy, and leading inclusion & diversity in the boardrooms.”