The beginning of an exciting journey You may be about to embark on the INSEAD MBA journey with your partner, which is already an exciting adventure, but perhaps you are also about to become parents? It could be for the first time, or for the second or third time, but it might be a first for having a baby in France! Being in a foreign country can create some extra stress when grappling with an unfamiliar “system” during the early stages of your pregnancy, the birth, and post-natal procedures.
At INSEAD dreams do come true as we remain relentless in the pursuit of what sets our hearts on fire. After eight years in FMCG, entrepreneurship and coaching, I’m excited and grateful to share that two weeks ago, I’ve started my MBA at INSEAD, Europe Campus - one of the top programmes in the world. Kicking off the year as one of only three Filipinos, I’m so excited to learn with 60 different nationalities and make real connections with 484 amazing humans.
We all know that over the years globalisation has resulted in connecting people all around the globe and bringing the world at the tip of the finger with the help of advanced technology, the internet as well as speedy access to information sharing and communicating. However, during the midst of the recent pandemic, the virtuality of globalisation has been more useful than ever to explore, learn and master these skills faster. During my first MBA module I had the opportunity to witness one of the best demonstrations of this phenomenon.
Venture capital firm White Star Capital recently invested $15million in Flash Coffee, a tech-enabled coffee chain in Southeast Asia. What brought these two companies together?
INSEAD is a community that champions diversity and equality. As a female student, I am amazed by the amount of female leadership emerging through events, projects, and collaborations. Furthermore, the depth of discussions on gender equality, and the wonderful female role models we have in alumni and guest speakers is phenomenal.
Around 30 per cent of students bring partners to INSEAD, which makes for a large, vibrant community. We try to make sure that everyone benefits from the INSEAD experience in every possible way through the availability of on-campus support, activities and the INSEAD Partners' community. A year as a partner at INSEAD is also a great opportunity to experience new cultures and learn new languages.