Mollie Moric, Canada
Full-Time MBA Class of 2023
Professional Roles, Achievements and Activities
- Sales and Marketing Professional with 5+ years of experience
- Recipient of Forte Fellowship for Women
- Student Fellow for APAC Region
- Keynote Speaker to audience of 150+ on working effectively in cross-cultural teams
- Women in Business Board Member at Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
- Featured in Business Class Magazine
- VP of Marketing for Esade Tech Club
- Touring cyclist (Cycled 1000km in 9 days)
- Traveling (Traveled to 25+ countries)
- MBA Batch of 2023
- University of Victoria, B.A. Commerce 2016
What is invisible but essential about YOU? or ESADE? or Barcelona?
What’s essential about me is that I have an aptitude for risk, and this has enabled me to authentically develop myself as a global professional.
People may be surprised to learn that not only was I offered a job on a two-hour plane ride, but that I accepted the position and relocated from Canada to England for the role.
As I smiled at passengers shuffling into their seats on a plane ride from London to Austria in 2016, I would never have guessed that a few hours later, one of those strangers would be my future boss.
Most people call me an extrovert. I’ve always found it easy to strike up conversations with people I meet. Naturally, I fell into a discussion about the eCommerce industry with the man who sat next to me on the plane. As a Bachelor of Commerce student close to graduation, I was delighted to have the opportunity to ask an expert about the booming industry.
After entertaining my questions, the man revealed he was the managing director of the company we had discussed. As the plane ride ended, he handed me a business card, said he liked my enthusiasm and asked if I would consider relocating.
A few months and virtual interviews later, I started my 6-month internship at a cross-border eCommerce solutions company in London run by the man on the plane.
And that is only the beginning—my next step was to move to Taiwan to work for 4 years. What most people don’t know is that I moved without having visited Asia before, and without having a job lined up.
Like my move to London, I let myself jump into the unknown because I knew I would learn more about myself through immersing myself in a different culture.
Taiwan is incredibly different from London or Canada. There were very few other foreign female professionals in Taiwan — especially under the age of 30 like me. Although incredibly rewarding, it could be a challenging new environment to navigate at times.
But along with the challenges, I learned to be completely comfortable in my own skin. I felt that by pushing my boundaries yet again and succeeding, I found a new level of confidence and developed valuable skills, like communicating beyond language barriers.
Even in a professional context, I was exposed to different working styles, and learned how to work with people from all around the world.
I am grateful for my unique international career and can’t wait to see where I will be after the ESADE MBA.