Laura White




United States





Before joining the MBA program at Saïd, “Ms. Laura” taught preschool for the District of Columbia Public Schools. She is also a former senior intrapreneur and leader of the US Changemaker Schools Network at Ashoka. Laura is passionate about expanding access to high quality early childhood education and family support.

College: Green Templeton

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Posted by: on May 31, 2019

A Glimpse Inside 1 MBA’s Year at Oxford

In the second blog I wrote for Saïd Business School, I wrote about how helpful portfolios are to maintain a growth mindset. I am a huge portfolio advocate because they allow people to collect pictures, papers, and other evidence of how much they’ve grown over a period of time. In the spirit of encouraging the […]

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Posted by: on December 19, 2018

5 Habits to Create Saïd Serendipity

Twinkling Christmas lights and holiday cheer all around have prompted me to think about my most magical moments at Oxford so far. While these moments were easy to identify, it surprised me that the most serendipitous opportunities that I encountered were not a part of my classes, clubs, or regularly scheduled activities. Our MBA schedules […]

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Posted by: on October 26, 2018

How to apply a growth mindset to your MBA experience

“If the hat factory runs for 6 months, the cycle time is 7 minutes, and there are 800 hats made per day, how many hats are waiting in inventory?” Every day, I’m confronted with questions like this one: questions that force me to think differently than how I’ve thought before. As a former early childhood […]

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Posted by: on October 4, 2018

Get to know Laura White

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Kind Manager: Self-Starter Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am originally from Atlanta, GA in the US, but have more recently been living in […]

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