Natalia was a student in the Oxford Executive Diploma in Global Business class of 2021.
'The Diploma in Global Business has supported me as a female leader as it has sharpened my strategic vision and given me the credibility and confidence to handle complex multifaceted challenges. It does this by giving you a much more holistic view of the contemporary world of business today, the geopolitical issues we are facing, as well as the practical tools you can apply in your organisation to navigate these successfully. Being able to tap into different businesses, sectors, and the experiences of your peers makes you feel like you lived your life more than once.
'For me, breaking the bias is about paving the way and demonstrating that you can really develop throughout your life and never stop. In today’s world, we recognise that meaning and purpose are universal, they aren’t tied to a specific role or passion, they go beyond everything you do. If I can inspire just a few women and girls to invest in their development, pursue their passion and find their purpose, then my mission is accomplished. My advice for other women is to simply "go for it."
'I firmly believe that every leader is an agent for change, and as one myself, I feel a lot of responsibility to ensure I represent the diverse voices. What the Diploma in Global Business has given me is a sense of purpose, an anchor for my values and the tools and ideas to be the change I want to see in the world.'