WELCOME TO OUTSEAD
“INSEAD welcomes LGBTQ prospects, students, staff and faculty with open arms”
Minh Huy LAI, Managing Director, INSEAD MBA programme & OUTSEAD member
What is OUTSEAD?
OUTSEAD is a fun-loving and inclusive club representing the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others) community at INSEAD. The club’s purpose is to foster an inclusive atmosphere for everyone on campus, and provide a social network for community members and allies alike.
We make a difference by:
- Raising awareness of minority issues and preventing discrimination.
- Fostering opportunities for personal and professional growth for the LGBT community.
- Providing a social network for all community members.
- Offering OUTSEAD membership and meetings to students, staff, faculty and alumni.
The team behind OUTSEAD:
OUTSEAD Alumni Organization
Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Bryan has a non-typical background before entering INSEAD. He was a social entrepreneur in communications and leadership development, believing that everyone is entitled to access of education for responsible freedom of expression that would lead to organizational productivity. Inspired by INSEAD’s values in diversity, he is passionate about creating inclusive communities and supporting LGBTQ employee resource groups.
Coming from Canada and heavily influenced by the Canadian multiculturalism, Aaron is a firm believer in and advocate for diversity values and minority rights. Having experienced the shame of being gay and the overcoming of this intense emotion, Aaron developed deep compassion for marginalised people who struggle to gain equal status in the society. He further turned this compassion into passionate actions, and champions diversity rights in LGBTQ organisations. He strives to reduce exclusivity in every possible way and involve as many allies as possible in OUTSEAD events. He is also responsible for reaching out to companies, building relationships with their LGBTQ employee groups, and organising joint events between OUTSEAD and firms.
After years of Catholic schooling in the Washington, DC suburbs, Jen was fortunate enough to attend college in “Lesbianville, USA”. Seriously—check it out here. A biologist by training, Jen worked as a healthcare strategy consultant for 5 years in both Boston and Paris, where she discovered the love of baguettes that ultimately brought her to INSEAD. Her aim is to bolster OUTSEAD visibility on campus, promote partnerships between OUTSEAD and the broader campus community, and build further connections with alumnae.
Born and raised in Venezuela from a half Italian half Haitian family. Engineer as a background, Miguel has worked as Operation Manager in a oil services company in his home country. He is a strong believer in the bonding between all communities no matter the gender, race or sexual orientation.
Prior to his MBA, Pasarn worked in asset management in Australia. He plans to promote engagement and with LGBTQ allies, develop stronger network with OUTSEAD alumni and support leadership development initiatives for the club. In his free time, Pasarn enjoys travelling and exploring new food outlets.
How to get involved:
Our success is predicated on having not just the LGBTQ+ community involved but also straight allies! Please e-mail us at email@example.com if you are interested in joining to work on our initiatives. We can use everyone’s help to understand perceptions of the new student experience, as well as getting contact information of INSEAD alumni and LGBTQ+ employee resource groups.