Neha Mehta Country Manager Schlumberger INSEAD Executive MBA "You really need to be shaken up to do something incredible." Neha believes that change and challenges are vital to a fulfilling personal and professional life. She was excelling in her career in the oil and gas industry, leading a team of 200 employees in the Middle East, yet she experienced self-doubt when considering an Executive MBA. Hear her advice on how to overcome these moments of uncertainty.
Nadiya Lubnina Head of Marketing HoReCa.digital INSEAD Executive MBA "I felt a bit stuck in my career." Nadiya had already achieved a lot in her corporate communications career, but she wasn't quite happy. She turned to the Executive MBA with the feeling that she could do more, both in terms of personal and professional development. Hear how the programme changed her perspective and helped to progress her career, and how she would evaluate the return on her investment.
Jessica Fracassi Berrezaie Director of Merchandising and Customer Experience Hermès INSEAD Executive MBA "Being reasonable is good. But sometimes, being unreasonable is how you make things happen!" Jessica firmly believes that you can grow whatever stage of life you're in. She had two young children and a demanding role in the luxury goods sector when she embarked on her Executive MBA journey, but built a solid support network to carry her through. Her message? Go for it!
Erin Gainer Chair of the Board at HRA Pharma PhD in Epidemiology INSEAD Executive MBA "There was so much to learn that indeed I felt a bit like a poser." Erin is a trained scientist who had the opportunity to become CEO of a pharma company, when she realised that she needed an Executive MBA to fill in the gaps in her business knowledge. Hear how the programme helped her succeed by giving her the confidence required to take on a senior leadership role.
Is this the right time in your career to do an EMBA? Is this something that you deserve to do? Are you doing the right thing by your family? These are all valid questions that many of our alumnae and current participants have asked themselves before embarking upon their Executive MBA journey. Hear how they have lived through these challenges, and their advice on how to overcome the obstacles and barriers to pursue professional growth.
Women are not a common sight in most executive suites. The number of females in C-level positions is surprisingly low. The problem is compounded by the fact that women rarely hold the roles that lead to the executive suite – even though research has shown that when women participate in leadership, companies tend to have better performance and return on investment. Yet, there are very few women in management roles, and the number of female managers decreases the further up the hierarchy you go.
An Executive MBA (EMBA) can open doors to new and exciting opportunities, especially for these three groups of professionals: 1. Executives Looking to Move Up the Ladder You have been on a steady career track in your organisation, but you feel you don’t have the skills to become a general manager or C-suite leader in your company.
My EMBA allowed me to transition and apply my newly acquired set of skills right away at work, thus making the learning curve substantially smoother.
I'm a very direct, outgoing person. I had to learn patience and collaboration.