IWiB will host the 4th annual INSEAD Women in Business Conference at the INSEAD Fontainebleau Campus on 15 May 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, followed by a networking session.

This year’s theme is “#What’sNext: Working Together,” which aims to provoke a conversation about tangible strategies that everyone can employ in order to promote an egalitarian environment for women in business. The conference will include keynote presentations as well as a panel and workshops. Please find the details below.

*Tickets for participants will be available at a 50% discount until Friday, April 26, 2019, so book your ticket now!*

This event is proudly sponsored by Boston Consulting Group.

Conference Agenda

Speaker Info


Mai-Britt Poulsen Partner & Managing Director, Global Chief of Staff at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Mai-Britt is a member of BCG’s Executive and Operating Committees, holds a number of other leadership roles at BCG, and sits on multiple change initiatives and committees. Mai-Britt has worked in parallel to develop research on how policies can drive gender equality.

Chiara Corazza Managing Director of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society As Managing Director of the Women’s Forum, Chiara promotes women’s leadership through initiatives in partnership with business, cultural, and media leaders and non-governmental organizations. Chiara is also an active member of several Boards and a French representative for the G20 Business Women Leader Taskforce.

Karen Brown, Found of Bridge Arrow Consulting Karen Brown is an accomplished business leader, advisor and speaker with significant multicultural and global experience promoting diversity and inclusion within the corporate, non-profit and academic sectors. She is a published author and founder of Bridge Arrow, a Chicago-based management consultancy whose mission is to make leaders more effective and businesses more profitable.

Elizabeth Wolf Assistant Professor of Organisational Behavior at INSEAD Elizabeth teaches Negotiation and Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD and researches how people subjectively evaluate their own and others’ performance, competence, and potential. Elizabeth is currently researching the impact of gender on business outcomes, particularly in negotiations. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. in Organisational Behavior from Harvard University.

Caroline Carr Chief Human Resources Officer, Permira Caroline drives strategic projects and advises on talent matters for the portfolio companies of Permira, a private equity firm. Prior to joining Permira, Caroline was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. Caroline is a founding member of the 30 Percent Club, which aims to improve gender balance on boards and senior leadership teams.

Dorothy Grandia Assistant Director, RMS/Erasmus Centre for Women in Organisation, INSEAD Dorothy combines her unique experience in the political arena, on the operatic stage, and in leadership and communication programmes to help professional women develop their communication range and increase their influence. Dorothy delivered a TEDx talk on leadership and confidence.

Annet Aris Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy Annet focuses on digital transformation and disruption and is a non-executive board member for a variety of European corporations going through digital transitions. In 2016 Annet was named one of “the 50 most inspiring women in tech in Europe” by Inspiring Fifty, and was one of the top 100 “most influential Dutch people” according to de Volkskrant.

Laurence Peyraut, Secretary General Danone France Laurence leads Danone’s engagement with businesses across France and serves on Danone’s Board of Directors. Laurence advocates to improve the visibility of women leaders and is the founder of Financi’Elles, a sector-based federation of internal networks promoting gender diversity.

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