Carmen Marleen Schliesser

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Management
  • Global Nationality: German

Education: Bachelors, International Business, HTW Berlin, Germany; 2022

Subject: International Business Sector(s) of interest Consulting, Venture Capital

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Bridging low social mobility

About me: I am a Laidlaw Scholar through the Women's Leadership Fund at the Laidlaw Foundation. A serial founder since the age of 18, I pivoted from managing my digital marketing agency to building two profitable, five figure ventures in the retail and consulting industry. With my company 720 Impact, I have supported over 15 international startups during their growth and funding stages, managing six-figure project budgets. Academically, I hold a Bachelors degree in International Business and have been recognized as a finalist for the Recent Graduate Award for outstanding achievements by the University of Westminster in London, UK. A first-generation graduate and female founder, I advocate for equity and diversity and empower other female entrepreneurs through pro bono consulting. In addition, I mentor Tanzanian startups at the Westerwelle Foundation, have initiated a fundraising project for 'Save the Children'', and have contributed to the research efforts in the field of social inclusion to the 'Freudenberg Foundation'. I am a nature enthusiast, a basketball and volleyball player, and always love a good book recommendation.

Three topics I can be approached about: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, First-generation graduates at LBS 

Contact: cschliesser.mim2024@london.edu