At INSEAD, no two people have exactly the same background: you’re just as likely to meet someone having spent ten years in the army as you are to find a fashion designer who became a business entrepreneur.
For some, INSEAD is described as a ‘social laboratory’, where the sheer diversity of people helps one look through problems with different lenses and perspectives.
INSEAD classrooms are a “social” lab for me where the diversity of people really helps me to look at the same problem from so many lenses and perspectives.
To me the most important roles as an ally are to be vigilant, observe and speak up if one sees discrimination, to take an interest for the different communities and to become a role model for others to follow.
INSEAD certainly helped me solidify my base and prepared me for a global role.
This programme doesn't just teach you how to consult and coach for change, it changes you along the way.
In celebration of National Coming Out Day, I decided to share my journey to INSEAD, some highlights of my experience so far, and how it’s been shaped by being out on campus. To be out or not to be out—that is the question Before applying to INSEAD, I remember debating whether or not to be ‘out’ in my application. I heard about OUTSEAD—the creatively named LGBTQ+ student club—through my research, but I still wasn’t totally comfortable with the idea. After all, who knows who will be reading my essays, right?