Obtaining an MBA from one of the top business schools in the world, progressing well in their careers as team leaders, and balancing work and family; these INSEAD MBA alumnae seem to have it all. We caught up with June-Mee Hong, Managing Director (China) at SMCP (Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot), Rochelle Seguss, Senior Manager of Product Management at Amazon and Sabrina Ng, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Hummingbird Bioscience to understand how they define success, their leadership philosophies and their views on challenges women face in the business world.
During the interview process, I was amazed at the sense of belonging and collaboration within the INSEAD alumni community.
In the competitive work environment we are facing, an MBA, especially at INSEAD, is invaluable to learning how to operate effectively in a male-dominated world.
Jessica Fracassi Berrezaie Director of Merchandising and Customer Experience Hermès INSEAD Executive MBA
Neha Mehta Country Manager Schlumberger INSEAD Executive MBA "Perhaps we don't verbalise enough what we do and what we do well and how we fill our day, what have we achieved in the last five or 10 or 15 years. It's because of the unconscious bias that we have been living in. It's not something that will go away tomorrow, unfortunately, but it is very important to acknowledge it.
Erin Gainer Chair of the Board at HRA Pharma PhD in Epidemiology INSEAD Executive MBA "I have been asked by my company's founder to step up as CEO in the context of a succession plan, and of course it’s the kind of opportunity you can’t refuse.
Lauren Chung Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific Teneo Strategy INSEAD Executive MBA
Nadiya Lubnina Head of Marketing HoReCa.digital INSEAD Executive MBA If you want it, go for it! "I always say that, "You have everything that you allow yourself to have." That's my rule. Very often when I talk to women, I sense there are a lot of barriers that we are creating ourselves. Like, "I might want to have that kind of job. I might want to be that big leader.."
Lauren Chung Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific Teneo Strategy INSEAD Executive MBA "It's all there for you, if you want it." A successful entrepreneur, Lauren had just sold her company when she contemplated the next step in her professional development by doing an Executive MBA. She was also expecting her first child. In this video, she shares her experience on managing her obligations as a mother, as well as work and business school.
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.