Last week, the Oxford Hub hosted the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards, celebrating the achievements of University of Oxford students in the fields of volunteering, social enterprise and campaigning.
We are delighted that Maggie Chen (2018, MSt French) was highly commended for her work with Girls In Charge, an initiative launched in December 2018.
The Girls in Charge Initiative is a non-profit organisation aiming to encourage more female students to consider entrepreneurship as a ‘real’ career option. Maggie came up with the idea of building confidence and ‘trying out’ entrepreneurship through games. She has since run workshops at seven universities, and only five short months since launching, the initiative is now beginning to attract national and international recognition.
This week Maggie was also selected as the 2019 winner of the Aularian Prize by the committee of the St Edmund Hall Association (SEHA). This annual prize was established for students showing innovation and enterprise in achieving or initiating a project or activity which falls outside of established College or University pursuits.