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Dean’s Editorial:Together we can make gender balance the new norm

Throughout human history, social norms have governed the behaviour of human beings in remarkable and sometimes troubling ways. Gender inequality is …

A model for gender diversity

<i>Nida Januskis, Associate Dean of Advancement, describes the institutional strategy that is bolstering gender balance at INSEAD.</i><p>For Nida Januskis, …

Making gender balance possible

<i>Built on the principles of academic rigour and innovation, the INSEAD Gender Initiative is pioneering a new approach to enable gender balance.</i><p>In the …

Negotiating as a woman

<i>Natalia Karelaia, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences demystifies gender differences in negotiations</i><p>Do gender differences make a difference at …

Why gender balance matters – and how to achieve it

Savvy business leaders intuitively know that gender balance is important to an organisation’s success. But these same leaders may struggle to …

Bridging the Tech Industry’s Gender Gap

<i>Research</i> <i>on internalised gender biases</i> <i>by INSEAD</i> <i>Professors Lucia Del Carpio and Maria Guadalupe may help explain why more women don’t enter the tech</i> …

8 tips for creating a gender-balanced workplace

A diverse workforce brings varied perspectives that contribute to an organisation’s prosperity, yet only one in five C-suite leaders is a woman and …

Alumna of the 1970s: Wenke B. Thoman

<i>Wenke B. Thoman MBA’</i><i>77, Vice President and Managing Director, Industrial Mineral Holdings, reflects on breaking gender stereotypes on Wall Street.</i><p><b>Q.</b> …

Alumna of the 1980s: Antonella Mei-Pochtler

<i>Antonella Mei-Pochtler MBA’83D, senior partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), describes how INSEAD gave her the</i> …

Alumna of the 1990s: Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz

<i>As chief executive officer and managing director of Mirvac Group, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz MBA’94J focuses on “reimagining urban life”.</i><p><b>Q. What prompted</b> …

Alumna of the 2000s: Reshma Sohoni

<i>Reshma Sohoni MBA’03J,</i> <i>co-founder and managing partner of</i> <i>Seedcamp, invests in founders who are using technology to solve global problems.</i><p><b>Q. What</b> …

Alumna of the 2010s: Nabila (Isa-Odidi) Aguele

<i>As Special Adviser to an Hon. Minister of State in Nigeria, Nabila (Isa-Odidi) Aguele MBA’14J is working to ensure data driven policy implementation</i> …

Graduation speech: Daniela Mordetzki MBA’17D

<i>As valedictorian for the Class of 2017D in Singapore, Daniela delivered the following speech at the graduation ceremony on 20 December 2017 at The</i> …

Graduation speech: Marina Fenner MBA’17D

<i>Marina delivered the following speech at her class’s graduation ceremony, held on 21 December 2017 at the</i> <i>Th</i><i>éâ</i><i>tre de Fontainebleau, France.</i><p>Good …

Graduation speech: Imoni Akpofure MBA’94D

<i>At</i> <i>the INSEAD graduation ceremony on 21 December 2017 in Fontainebleau, Imoni delivered the following message to the Class of 2017D.</i><p>Thank you for the …

Graduation speech: Christina Law MBA’91D

<i>At</i> <i>the INSEAD graduation ceremony on 20 December 2017 in Singapore, Christina delivered the following message to the Class of 2017D.</i><p>Dear Dean Mihov, …

A World without Limits: Hélène Ploix MBA’68

Our Alumnae Share the Best Advice They Ever Received

What about you? Tell us about the best advice you ever received. Select “Add a post” and add the hashtag #INSEADwomen to share with us.

Dean’s Editorial: Reflecting on our role

In a world where change is the only constant, leaders and organisations can’t afford to be complacent. Remaining competitive requires continual …

Breaking the news on BLUE OCEAN SHIFT

INSEAD Alumni Salamander Magazine recently met the Directors of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne …

Innovation

An INSEAD family transformation

<i>How INSEAD changed the course of one Portuguese family’s future…</i><p><b>Revolutionary times: Manuel Serzedelo de Almeida MBA’75</b> <br>“For nearly a decade it was …

Starting young: Summer@INSEAD

<i>INSEAD’s innovative, two-week intensive business programme for talented teenagers is going from strength to strength… and has become very much an</i> …

Breaking ground in online education

<i>Through its innovative portfolio of online programmes, INSEAD is setting a new standard for executive education in the digital space.</i><p>In today’s …

Innovation

Enhancing INSEAD’s strength: INSEAD Global Women in Business Club

Global INSEAD Day/iW50 Celebrations in New York<p>One of INSEAD’s core strengths is its diverse community. Students are encouraged to understand …

Successful humans at work

<i>It all started with beer. Not a beer, but beer. Beer as in beer tasting. But I need to rewind a bit, before we get to that magical hop-based infusion</i> …

INSEAD Alumni Association Belgium: Growing with our alumni

Innovator Prize gala dinner 2016<p>The INSEAD Alumni Association of Belgium (IAAB) was founded in 1963 and represents more than 1,800 alumni. While most …

Professionalisation of Family Firms: Key Elements

According to a recent research report, more than half of the next-generation in Chinese family-run businesses will not want to join their parents’ …

Dean’s Editorial: Why connections matter

Dear alumni,<p>It’s well-known that we’re living in an increasingly connected world. The rise and rapid adoption of social media, the Internet of …

Innovating without fear

<i>By treating setbacks and mistakes as opportunities for innovation, Cimpress founder and CEO Robert Keane transformed a fledgling start-up into a $2</i> …