Christie Hunter Arscott

Bermuda Day Grand Marshal 2023, A Bermudian Renaissance 

Christie Hunter Arscott’s research, writing and speaking career has taken her around the world. Still, no matter how big the stage or public platform, she has always remained proud to be born and raised Bermudian. As the author of ‘Begin Bodly: How Women Can Reimagine Risk, Embrace Uncertainty, and Launch a Brilliant Career’, Ms. Hunter Arscott has walked her talk by taking risks in her own personal and professional life. In her 20s, she left a secure consulting position to become an entrepreneur – part of her work now involves educating and supporting companies in making their organisations more diverse and inclusive.

Educated at some of the world’s most prestigious universities, Ms. Hunter Arscott was selected as the Bermuda Rhodes Scholar and earned two Master’s degrees with a focus on gender research from the University of Oxford. Determined to help other Bermudians access the same opportunity, she now serves as National Secretary to the Rhodes Trust for Bermuda (leading selection and outreach of the Rhodes Scholarship). She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brown University.

Over her career, Ms. Hunter Arscott has spoken to leading organisations and institutions including the World Economic Forum, Harvard Business School, the University of Oxford, and the Global Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. Her corporate clients include Bacardi, Deloitte, PWC, HSBC and more. Additionally, her work has been featured in renowned publications, such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune, TIME, Business Insider, and more.

Ms. Hunter Arscott has been named by Thinkers50 as one of the top management thinkers likely to shape the future of business. Passionate about giving back, she developed and delivered the She Leads programme at her alma matter, Bermuda High School (BHS). The programme, funded by HSBC, helps female students across public and private schools entering their final year of high school, by teaching and empowering them with real world readiness skills. Today – four years later – the programme is still running strong and a new version has also been implemented for middle schools.

Ms. Hunter Arscott currently serves on the Women’s Leadership Board of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School and was selected for Bermuda: Re & ILS’ publication on Influential Women of Bermuda in August 2016.