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.
Aside Marie Curie, can you name a female inventor? This question was posed to me back in December 2016, during the INSEAD Women in Business conference at Bloomberg’s offices in Singapore. I was ashamed of myself for not being able to come up with an answer…but then I realized that most people in the audience couldn’t answer it either. So, I did the obvious and went back to my bat cave to reflect as to why things are this way. Is our education system biased? Did I miss this information in the few classes I skipped in high school and university? Is society biased as a whole?