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.
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.
There are rising calls to press forward and progress gender parity in the business world. While there are many suggestions about how those changes should happen going forward, there are some steps that women can take right now. Insights from research papers and articles around the world offer five ways in which women can empower themselves. The first step is surprisingly actionable – Start with oneself.
INSEAD is a place packed with opportunities to learn. Every week, there are presentations, panels and workshops organized by the different Clubs and the Career Development Center. You can immerse yourself in different topics and industries, gaining insight and experience that will shape you personally and professionally. Here’s the catch… there’s a limited amount of time you have available to allocate, so you must choose how to spend it wisely.
During this past summer I had the pleasure of interning with accelerateHER in London. The organisation spun out of Founders Forum a couple of years ago, in response to an increasing desire of the tech community to improve gender equality in the space.
It’s been almost a year since you last heard from me. You can bet that a lot has changed: the cohort I started with, '18J, has graduated; I’m the mother of an 8-month old boy, I’m doing an internship in Beijing this summer, and I’m about to move to Singapore for P4 with the '18Ds. Many students and prospective applicants have reached out to me about my experience being pregnant and being a mother at INSEAD, so here I will summarise a few thoughts on this topic: Being Pregnant
I am sure a number of you have read the New York Times article about women in tech and their experiences of sexual harassment in the industry. The article named a number of men in tech and gave specific examples of inappropriate and harassing behavior. Tech titans named in the article include Chris Sacca, Dave McClure,
At INSEAD there are more women than ever before. Female participation on the MBA programme has increased from 17% in 2005 to 30% for the 2016 classes. Learn how we are aiming to take it much higher by funding scholarships, working with organisations and more.
In the global conversation about gender balance, men are stepping forward as allies to offer their support and backing their convictions with solid action. Learn how our INSEAD graduates are fighting against discrimination, changing old-fashioned mindsets and giving female voices a platform.