When my husband, Nausherwan, got the acceptance call from INSEAD in March 2019, I felt a plethora of emotions. Ecstatic, because it meant that he would get to fulfill his MBA dream, which also brought a wonderful sense of pride and a buzz of excitement through my veins.
Most religions in the world believe in one fundamental principle – ‘Do to others as you would like them to do to you.’ The so-called ‘Golden Rule’. For many years of my life, I was limited to understanding this principle in a narrow and local context.
I recently had the opportunity to discuss the value of an INSEAD Executive MBA (EMBA) with Rebecca Fountain of PWN Global – an organisation committed to advancing gender-balanced leadership in business, and a smart network for professional development. INSEAD has been partnering for a number of years with PWN, and it is an organisation we stand behind with full support. We discussed a whole range of themes, but if you’d like to jump to specific questions below is quick list:
Did you know that the mosquito is by far the world’s deadliest animal? Nearly three billion people are threatened by mosquito-borne illnesses and these illnesses cause millions of deaths every year.
As a recent admit of the INSEAD Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) programme, the question of pursing an EMBA this year is not so much "Why this year?" but "Why NOT this year?". Even though we are the middle of a global pandemic, the time is now to further my education and add value to my organisation. See how I approach this in my video, below:
I was a decade into my career as a marketer and in the last couple of years, started to have a growing desire to further my studies, especially to deepen my knowledge in leadership development. I have always been keen to develop myself as a better leader, since this was never a subject of focus in school and yet we are often expected to shine the moment we are placed in a managerial position.
I encourage all women in the world to not give up on personal dreams.
As grateful as I was for this once-in-a-lifetime experience in our lives, I was overwhelmed by feelings of self-doubt and thoughts of worry and uncertainty as I was putting my career on hold to join my husband in Singapore for his MBA. I am now happy to say that I was profoundly wrong to feel this way.
I thought the INSEAD MBA would be only my husband’s adventure.
As we face an unprecedented rest of the year and 2021, there are many things on our mind: