Do not self-select yourself out of the process. You have what it takes to get into “The Business School of the World”. Don’t be afraid to share your authentic self through your stories.
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.
The INSEAD Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) programme enables experienced executives to go through an intensive 14-17-month fast-track to the top in fully integrated campuses across three regions around the world.
I am more conscious of my defenses and where they come from which is a tool that has enhanced my ability as a leader.
The EMC has provided me with so-called ‘night vision’, a tool we have learnt that enables us to look beyond what things look like on the surface level.
Why INSEAD? Because the EMC is one of its kind in the world.
INSEAD's Limitless campaign celebrates women who have dared to push beyond their own limits and conquer obstacles in their lives to create positive change. We also recognise that change would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the support systems they relied on – people who shared their lives, the weight of their responsibilities, and the ups and downs of their friend’s or loved one’s journey to success.
I would like to encourage all men to become more vocal about gender equity.
When I got accepted into INSEAD the first reaction I got when I told people, was “Who will take care of your child?” instead of “Congratulations! You can do it”. Then when I found out I was pregnant, and I chose not to defer, I was told all sorts of things, like “Think about your child, this is an impossible task, you cannot raise a toddler and be pregnant and do such an intense MBA, stop thinking you can do it all”.
I have a client who is a graduate of a prestigious business school. After her education, she went into consulting for a few years. The prestigious MBA and a couple of global postings resulted in her getting an irresistible offer in finance. She enjoyed the work and personally was in a relationship that was headed to the altar. Somewhere after being passed on for a role and the weakening and ultimate demise of her relationship, she said: "the spark" in her had "died" out.