Biases permeate our society, we hold biases against ourselves and others. As we mark International Women’s Day in 2022, we spoke to a group of INSEAD alumnae to learn more about their journey to break free from stereotypes and discrimination. With this edition of Limitless, we hope to start conversations around the personal, societal, and cultural belief systems successful women have confronted and overcome. Their stories are sources of nourishment and courage, and inspire us to build a world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
“Accept yourself as you are. Know that this beautiful mosaic of ‘you’ is made of all the experiences you have.” Jane Bertch Entrepreneur, France Executive Master in Change 2019 American
“Being limitless is about limitless strength – in having the strength to pursue our aspirations, and to uplift others.” Lynette Tan Chief Executive, Singapore Space & Technology Ltd, Singapore Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA 2021 Singaporean
“For women in particular, change is absolutely constant and a natural part of the cycle of life.” Ouiza Bechar Head of Digital Distribution & Customer Experience at Allianz Insurance, Singapore Executive MBA 2014 Algerian
“Female confidence means the ability to voice your opinion about right and wrong.” Kritika Kiran Singh Private Banker at Citi Private Bank, Singapore Executive Master in Finance 2019 Indian
“When women have a sense of belonging, they can really do anything.” Linda Guemne Jouonang Finance Specialist at ENGIE, France MBA 2017 Cameroonian, French
“Don't let social constructs or stereotypes decide what you can achieve.” Muriel Jacques Junior Strategy Consultant, Paris Master in Management 2021 French
The modular format of this programme is ideal for me as it allows me to juggle my role as a wife, mother and full-time work.
The MIM gives you a chance to explore in a safe environment and you should really take advantage of it.
The programme may have just started but my head is already brimming with memorable moments.