INSEAD Women in Business

“This year, INSEAD celebrates 50 years since admitting its first female students, Hélène Ploix and Solange Perret. Since then, over 7,000 women have become INSEAD Alumnae, leading companies, creating businesses and influencing communities and nations everywhere. The INSEAD Women in Business Club is excited and proud to be part of this change”

Shira Stites, MBA Class of 2017

Welcome to INSEAD Women in Business




INSEAD Women in Business (IWiB) is a student club which aims to create more opportunities for women to become stronger leaders and future role models.

IWiB was created in 2005 to promote awareness of gender diversity issues in the business world, across the INSEAD community, and beyond.

Since its launch, IWiB has built considerable interest among participants and outside organisations across all of INSEAD’s campuses.

Many INSEAD students and partners have a desire to change norms and influence perceptions during the course of their careers or their personal lives.

IWiB aims to be a forum for discussion and networking for anyone promoting gender diversity within the business community. IWiB also aims to leverage its alumni network and INSEAD’s existing corporate relationships to provide ongoing career services, mentorship for its members and opportunities to strengthen networking.

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Our mission is to create a sustainable structure that supports the continued global advancement of women through individual development, community creation, access to opportunities and cultural change.


  • Facilitate information sharing and discussion on advancing female leadership in business.
  • Strengthen the female network and inclusion through events and Diversity & Inclusion campaigns.
  • Build a support system for female leaders pre and post INSEAD, increasing efforts to outreach female future candidates and offering a mentorship program for current female students.
  • Plan events with companies and external speakers, engaging with a diverse pool of fields and career stages.

If you are a company or an external speaker who wants to engage with us, please click here to send us an e-mail. Potential formats include workshops & discussions, sponsorship programs, informal get-togethers. We further offer marketing presentations at your company to encourage more females to apply for an MBA at INSEAD.