Melissa Cranidge

Education Director, Oxford Learning 


Melissa Cranidge knows that wherever her career takes her, she wants to be part of an organization that makes a difference. Her ultimate goal is to elevate women in business and build better communities. 

She says her Sobey EMBA experience was defined by “teamwork through chaos, and resiliency.” While the class of 2021 could not have anticipated the host of challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Melissa says that “by working together to get through each one, I've learned that we really can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.” 

Melissa says a major highlight of the program was the opportunity to build friendships with truly wonderful people. “I’m really proud of the way the cohort supported one another: academically, professionally and personally.” 

When asked if she could name a classmate who most embodies the spirit of the 2021 EMBA cohort, Melissa says it’s impossible to choose just one. She was impressed by her classmates’ abilities to adapt to the online space, bring everyone together, and display incredible leadership.