Amsterdam School of International Business

Life@ AMSIB - Lisa-Marie Cardoso


Lisa-Marie Cardoso

Lisa-Marie Cardoso is a student assistant and the Vice President of the ACE Society at AMSIB. She has also assisted in coordinating AMSIB events, such as the Woman in Leadership event. Lisa's story centers around her family, from her dad being her best friend to now being a mother herself. When her husband was offered a job position in the Netherlands, she decided to make the move away from her hometown in South Africa. In addition, Lisa decided to go back to university to show her children that age should not be a barrier to education.

My family and my potential are what keep me going during difficult times. I am excited to see what the future holds, and I hope to continue making them proud.

Lisa-Marie Cardoso - Student assistant and Vice President of the ACE Society at AMSIB

One of the most admirable things about Lisa is her ability to balance her academic responsibilities with her personal life and other commitments. She leverages her natural organizational skills, taking pleasure in following a well-planned schedule, anticipating future demands, and maintaining order in her daily routines. However, like many working moms, she admits to struggling with mom guilt. Lisa makes up for lost time by spending quality time with her family on weekends.

Lisa's tennis coach, Mr. van Dyk, played an important role in shaping her character and work ethic. He instilled in her the values of humility and hard work, which have helped her succeed at AMSIB. Lisa believes in constantly learning from those around her and puts great value on hard work. She doesn't see herself as the smartest person in the room, but instead enjoys listening to others and learning something new. She puts her all into everything she does, and her achievements both personally and professionally are a testament to her dedication and perseverance.

Lisa's hard work and dedication have led to numerous achievements, both personally and professionally. One of the most significant highlights of her academic journey was receiving her P Cum-Laude last year. For Lisa, the achievement was even more special because it came after a lot of sacrifice from both her and her family. Despite struggling with mom guilt, Lisa persevered, and her achievement made all of their sacrifices worthwhile.

Looking ahead, Lisa is focused on achieving her future career goals. She aspires to become a CEO someday and lead a company and its employees to success, innovation, and personal growth. Lisa's determination and passion for excellence will undoubtedly propel her towards achieving her goals and inspire others to do the same.

Outside of school, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading and recently visited London. Being an avid reader she's spent a lot of time with books and just finished Becoming by Michelle Obama, "I found the book to be inspiring and empowering, Michelle Obama's story of resilience and determination really spoke to me," says Lisa.

"If you are considering pursuing a similar course of study or career path," Lisa advises, "do your research and ensure that the course aligns with your future goals." Lisa's journey is an inspiration to many, and her dedication and perseverance serve as a reminder that anything is possible with hard work and determination.