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Owl Have You Know

Owl Have You Know

The Rice Business Podcast

Owl Have You Know is Rice Business’ podcast created to share the experiences of alumni, faculty, students and other members of our business community – real stories of belonging, failing, rebounding and, ultimately, succeeding. During meaningful conversations, we dive deep into how each guest has built success through troubles and triumphs before, during and after they set foot in McNair Hall. 

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We release new episodes every other Wednesday. 

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Recipient of the 2024 Communicator Award of Distinction

We're proud to announce that our podcast received the 2024 Award of Distinction (Individual Episodes - Business) from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA). This honor is made possible by our dedicated hosts, Maya Pomroy '22 and Scott Gale '19, and the generous guests who tell their stories. We're grateful to AIVA and those who were critical to OHYK's early success: Rice Business external relations team, the alumni board, and past hosts Christine Dobbyn '20 and David Droogleever '12.

Check Out A Special Episode

Innovating Out of a Crisis feat. Professor Scott Sonenshein & John Mangum

Eager to learn how organizations can innovate their way out of a crisis? You may be surprised that the key to this comes from an arts organization. Tune into a special live recording of our podcast, with John Mangum, the executive director/CEO of the Houston Symphony, and Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management – Organizational Behavior at Rice Business and a New York Times bestselling author. 

Following their conversation, musicians from the Houston Symphony perform Fanny Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E-flat major. 


What's your story?

At Rice Business, we believe in the power of stories and we know everyone has one. Are you interested in enriching the Rice Business community by sharing your experiences, or do you want to recommend a friend? Fill out an interest form.


Up Next

Season 4, Episode 18

Alex and Connie discuss their perspectives on DEI, its importance for universities and organizations, and how it addresses historical injustices. Finally, they shed light on common misconceptions surrounding DEI initiatives.


June 12

Season 4, Episode 17

Host Maya Pomroy '22 catches up with this mother-daughter powerhouse to discuss their motivations, the challenges of balancing family life with the MBA, the importance of collaboration and the inception of their macaron business. 


May 29
Up Next

Season 4, Episode 16

Scott and John discuss Scott's multi-year study analyzing how the Houston Symphony transformed their operations. The study's surprising insights apply to leaders and organizations in any industry. 

May 15
Flight Path

Season 4, Episode 15

The father and son duo delve into their careers, their decades-spanning relationship with Rice Business, personal anecdotes, and how an entrepreneurial mindset propelled them both forward.

May 02

Season 4, Episode 14

Ashley shares her journey from a science-focused career path to the beauty industry. She talks about pursuing an MBA to pivot careers, encourages others to pursue unconventional paths with their MBAs, and imparts an important lesson: closed mouths don’t get fed.


April 17

Season 4, Episode 13

Brian Jackson, Rice Business alumni board president, joins host Maya Pomroy ’22 to talk about the importance of finding a job that fits your values and how the adversity he has faced was a blessing in disguise, serving as a gateway for his personal and professional growth.


April 03

Season 4, Episode 12

With a background in chemical engineering, T. pivoted to cloud strategy and delivery, working for major companies like Google. She's now pursuing entrepreneurship with BlackBoxx, redefining care packages. T. talks about joy and passion in her career, satisfaction in entrepreneurship, and shaping her legacy. 


March 23

Season 4, Episode 11

Meet Erika, the creator of The Pancake Princess, a popular baking blog that compares recipes side-by-side to help readers and aspiring bakers find ones that are just right for their tastes and skill levels. She shares her journey from English major to baker, her favorite bakes, and how Rice Business was a key ingredient for her career in entrepreneurship. 


March 06
Flight Path

Season 4, Episode 10

The geophysicist, energy transition advocate and 2023 Rising Star Award winner talks about her background, two decades of experience in the international oil and gas industry, transition to renewable energy and current role at S&P Global. 

February 21
Up Next

Season 4, Episode 9
Professor Daan van Knippenberg joins host Scott Gale '19 to discuss his research on conflict and what organizational leaders can do to foster constructive dialogue, even when viewpoints differ. 

February 07

Meet the Hosts

Maya Pomroy, Rice Business alum
Founder, The Public Lead
Co-founder, Maven Interests
Host, Owl Have You Know
Executive MBA Class of 2022
Executive Director, Halliburton Labs
Host, Owl Have You Know
Executive MBA Class of 2019

Former Hosts