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Pakistani student achieves highest honour at Oxford University

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Setting an example and making history at the same time, Pakistan’s Kanza Azeemi has achieved the highest honour (the Saïd Prize) as an MBA student at the University of Oxford.

Kanza Azeemi, completed her Masters in Business Administration from Said Business School and was a member of St. Hugh’s College at the University of Oxford, UK. She achieved this position among a class of 327 students from 58 countries.

Dean of Saïd Business School, Peter Tufano announced Kanza’s award in a prestigious end-of-course ceremony, held at the centuries-old Sheldonian Theatre designed by Christopher Wren in the 1600s. The Saïd Prize is awarded to one MBA student for outstanding academic excellence and contribution to the MBA program and wider Oxford community.

While presenting the award, the Dean acclaimed Kanza’s position on the Dean’s Honour List and the events she organised as the elected Co- Chair of the Women’s Leadership Oxford Business Network, which was one of the most active OBNs of the year, working to promote females in leadership positions and striving for gender equality.

Her efforts to organize International Women’s Day events that brought inspirational women from her MBA class in to the spotlight were specifically praised and acknowledged.

Kanza graduated from the Lahore University of Management Sciences with a major in Economics (distinction) in 2013. She has been actively involved in women’s empowerment and social impact initiatives since then. – APP

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