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.
As one of the first business schools in the world to admit women to its MBA programme in 1967, INSEAD has come a long way in promoting gender-parity in education. Learn how the women from our MBA Class of July 2018 have added much vibrancy to the diverse and multinational culture at INSEAD.
The picture you see above is of my son and me. Aren't we adorable together ? Last week we had an official welcome reception by INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov. All this is indeed real. The Dean said a few words that have stuck with me: "INSEAD is your present and YOU ARE THE FUTURE. The year ahead will be the BEST year of your life." Inspired and empowered, I sit at my study desk reflecting on how I made it to INSEAD. Thinking about things that made it possible for me to call myself “I AM IN-SEAD”.
Many subjects were discussed at the second annual INSEAD Women in Business (IWiB) conference, from diversity and gender balance to retention and engagement in the workplace.
I strongly believe that change will not happen with lip service and good intentions. This is exactly why I have taken it upon myself to be a catalyst for change by talking openly about my own actions at work. In doing so, I hope that others will be inspired in provoking change so that we take greater strides towards achieving gender equality.
The INSEAD Women in Business Club have launched a « Tell your story » initiative across both the Singapore and Fontainebleau campuses that aims to present the current INSEAD MBA female students’ inspirational life-stories. This is the story of Daniela Mordetzki, MBA '17D. Original story published here. Could you give us a brief introduction about yourself?
This academic year coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first two female graduates from INSEAD’s MBA Programme. INSEAD is planning a yearlong series of events around IW50 (INSEAD Women 50) that will highlight women in business, INSEAD’s gender diversity, research, and showcase outstanding women alumni and students.