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Scholars' Library: Christie Hunter-Arscott on 'Begin Boldly'

Scholars' Library: Christie Hunter-Arscott  on 'Begin Boldly'

08 December 2022

18:00 - 19:00 (GMT+00:00)

Online Platform


Join Christie Hunter-Arscott (Bermuda & Lincoln 2007) for a conversation on her new book: 'Begin Boldly'

Part of the Lifelong Fellowship portfolio, The Scholars’ Library is a monthly book talk series, where Rhodes alumni can come together to present, discover and debate their literary works. If you’re interested in getting involved, please reach out to Georgie Thurston at

For our final event in this series for 2022, we are pleased to invite you to take part in a conversation with Christie Hunter-Arscott (Bermuda & Lincoln 2007) on her book ' Begin Boldly: How Women Can Reimagine Risk, Embrage Uncertainty & Launch and Brilliant Career'. Amonst other topics, Christie will discuss the power of risk taking, the importance of courage and the value of feeling uncomfortable.

Learn how to take the right risks for lasting success. Begin Boldly provides a framework for making the kind of bold moves that will get your career off to its best start!

Have you ever shied away from taking a risk? Maybe you didn’t apply for a job because you didn’t meet 100 percent of the requirements or passed up the opportunity to take on a challenging role because you didn’t feel ready.

If you can relate, you are not alone. Despite recognizing the benefits of making bold moves, most women—especially those early in their careers—struggle to harness the power of risk-taking. Begin Boldly changes that.

Christie Hunter Arscott equips readers to intelligently take risks using an actionable model built around three mindsets: a curious mindset, a courageous mindset, and an agile mindset. With a step-by-step method for taking risks, assessing rewards, and refining approaches, she gives women a flexible and repeatable framework to help them develop this critical career skill.

Begin Boldly inspires women to take chances on themselves and turns risk-taking into an enlightening and empowering antidote for self-doubt. As Christie reminds us, the biggest risk for women is not taking any risks at all.

Scholars may obtain a copy of ' Begin Boldy' here:

Christie Hunter-Arscott (Bermuda & Lincoln 2007) is an award-winning advisor, speaker, and author of the book Begin Boldly: How Women Can Reimagine Risk, Embrace Uncertainty, and Launch A Brilliant Career. Christie is a leading expert on how we can harness the power of intentional risk-taking to create more dynamic and vibrant careers and organisations.

Christie has been named by Thinkers50 as one of the top management thinkers likely to shape the future of business. Christie was also selected for the biannual Thinkers50 Talent Award shortlist of the top global thought leaders in the field of talent management.

Christie’s research and writing have been featured across international publications including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune, European Business Review, TIME, Fast Company, Business Insider, Inc, and more. Her article "Why So Many Thirtysomething Women Are Leaving Your Company" was selected for the Harvard Business Review collection of the top articles on diversity.


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This event is open to the public and will be recorded.

Q & A:

Please feel free to submit any questions in advance to or you can use the chat function within Zoom to ask questions directly during the live event.