Rachel Drapper

British Friends of Harvard Business School Award, Harvard Business School - Business Administration

I am an Egyptologist by background, strategy consultant by profession, keen rugby player and passionate advocate of gender equality. Upon graduating from Oxford, I took a less conventional path than my peers and pursued a career in strategy consulting at Strategy& and have been fortunate to work on projects across various industries in Europe, the US and the Middle East. I am thrilled that I will have the opportunity to unpack my suitcase long enough to call Boston home for a time. Since becoming Manager, I have specialised in the transportation industry and wrote an award-winning study on the social impact of connected and autonomous vehicles in collaboration with the UK’s largest automotive trade association. This sparked my curiosity in the future of mobility, an interest that my pre-MBA internship at the Innovation Directorate at Transport for London has only further fuelled. I hope to become a leader and female role model, applying the knowledge and skills from my MBA to help shape the strategic direction of this industry. I also intend to use my seniority to advance gender parity and implement workplace policies that support equality.