Putting The Soul Back Into Business

We will continue to explore how we can use the business world as a force for positive social change and hear the personal journeys of our panellists - 
 the challenges they have faced and the impact they are making. 


Date: Thursday 17th May 2018
Time: 6.30pm - Arrival & Refreshments;  7pm-8.30pm - Panel/Q&A;  8.30pm - Mingling   



Imperial College Business School, South Kensington Campus, Room LGS (Lower Ground Floor)

London SW7 2AZ (nearest Tube: South Kensington, main reception just off Exhibition Road)


This event is kindly being hosted by Imperial College Business School 


Harvard alumni, please click at the bottom of the page to buy tickets (£10 to cover refreshment costs):   


Alternatively, anyone can register on Eventbrite: 




Madeeha Ansari, Founder, Cities for Children (www.citiesforchildren.co)

  • why she followed her passion and went beyond the non-profit sector to launch her own initiative, protecting street children by developing safe spaces to learn, play, grow and dream.

Charlotte Newman, Development Director, Carefreebreaks (www.carefreebreaks.com)

  • a childhood experience as a ‘carer’ moulded Charlotte’s career path until she finally found her purpose at carefreebreaks.

Maya Mehta (http://www.cityphilanthropy.org.uk/features/inspiring-philanthropy-maya-mehta)

  • Maya Mehta will provide a brief overview of her journey as a Social Intrapreneur and the current landscape of Social Intrapreneurship (in her capacity as a League of Intrapreneurs Fellow), having just returned from a global gathering of Intrapreneurs in Berlin.

Elliot Rae, Founder, Music Football Fatherhood (https://musicfootballfatherhood.com)

a parenting platform for men

-sharing life-changing moments that led him to encourage fathers to fully express themselves, create a business and juggle the day job as a Diversity & Inclusion specialist for government 

Stephen Addison, Founder, Box Up Crime,  (https:/boxupcrime.org)

  • a charity and social enterprise using boxing to encourage young individuals to move away from gangs and crime - and rebuild their dreams


 As our last events were sold out, tickets will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. 


If you would like a 30 second "Spotlight on the Audience" slot, please reply by Friday 4th May summarising the social issue you are addressing and how the business world/audience members can engage with you.  Places limited. [THESE ARE NOW FULL]


Any questions, please contact Maya (mayamehta@hotmail.com) or Tamara (tamara.howard@verveconsulting.co.uk)


We look forward to seeing you there - everyone is welcome!

Maya and Tamara

About The Harvard-Oxford (and friends!) Alumni Social Business Group

In May 2013, over 100 alumni from Harvard, Oxford and friends came together to exchange ideas as to how we can use the business world as a force for positive social change.  An exciting community was born.

We welcome everyone and extend far beyond Harvard-Oxford alumni.  We meet every May and November to listen to the personal journeys of individuals driven by passion, purpose and fearlessness.  We exchange insights to help each other overcome the challenges of driving forward socially responsible initiatives in the business world.

We also have a great time!