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.
We release new episodes every other Wednesday.
Recipient of the 2023 Communicator Award of Excellence
We're proud to announce that our podcast received the 2023 Award of Excellence (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
The Intersection of Art and Business feat. Alison Weaver and Dean Peter Rodriguez
Alison Weaver, founding executive director of Rice University's Moody Center for the Arts, and Dean Peter Rodriguez give the inside scoop on building the Rice Business public art collection, its alignment with our teaching approach, the overarching theme, and the significance of public art.
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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.
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.
Season 4, Episode 8
Dymphna is currently the chief executive officer of the Clean Cooking Alliance. She sits down with host Scott Gale ’19 to unpack her impressive career, her experience working internationally, developing an early appreciation for the Chinese language and culture, and her passion for the energy transition and climate initiatives.
Season 4, Episode 7
Host Maya Pomroy catches up with her friend and fellow ’22 alum, Keri Sprung, in this episode. Listen as they chat about their unforgettable Executive MBA cohort days, Keri’s passion for healthcare and innovation, and the importance of finding good mentors.
Season 4, Episode 6
Join us this episode as we delve into the journey of Wendy Fong '13, the founder and principal of Chief Gigs. A business coach and talent optimizer, Wendy shares her inspiring story of transitioning from the corporate world to entrepreneurship.
Season 4, Episode 5
Amy joins host Scott Gale ’19 for a live event in McNair Hall to discuss her path to the higher ranks of academia, her vision for Rice’s future, continuing to foster the community Rice is known for, and how we can adapt and embrace new technologies.
Season 4, Episode 4
Alison Weaver and Dean Peter Rodriguez give the inside scoop on building Rice Business’ public art collection, its alignment with our teaching approach, the overarching theme, and the significance of public art.
Season 4, Episode 3
The Rice Energy Finance Summit (REFS) founders, Jan Goetgeluk ’10 and Jesús Patiño ’10, join host Scott Gale ’19 to discuss how they first met at Rice Business’ international student orientation many years ago, the experience of launching REFS, how Hurricane Ike played a role in their friendship, and the importance of swinging big.
Season 4, Episode 2
From "oil brat" to wealth advisor: Scott Gale ’19 and Crystal discuss her successful 20-year career as a wealth advisor at UBS Financial Services, advice for aspiring wealth managers and passion for the Houston Rodeo.
Season 4, Episode 1
Rawand sits down with host Maya Pomroy ’22 to talk about his experience transitioning from engineer to entrepreneur, his company, Helix Earth Technologies, and how the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Napier Rice Launch Challenge ignited a new fire within him.