IWiB Fontainebleau Conference 2021
(to be held online due to COVID-19)
IWiB welcomes you to the 6th INSEAD Women in Business Conference to be held in mid-May. Anyone may join!
Women In Business (IWiB) Past 2020 – 2021 Events
In 2021, INSEAD created the Limitless 2.0 campaign to celebrate women who have dared to push beyond their own limits and conquer obstacles in their lives to create positive change. The aim of the campaign is to showcase strong women role models to inspire and encourage people around the world to pursue their dreams and ambitions.
Visit the site and share its content widely with your network!
Responding to Moments of Distress: Frameworks to Recognize, Minimize, and Manage Conflict
Conflict and situations of distress permeate every industry, and effective conflict management is an invaluable skill every leader should hone. IWiB was pleased to host a virtual two-day event facilitated by Lisa Dicker and Shane Hebel from Harvard Law School’s Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program: Responding to Moments of Distress: Frameworks to Recognize, Minimize, and Manage Conflict. The event took place online, on 10 March 2021 for the Fontainebleau campus and on 11 March 2021 for the Singapore Campus.
Through this interactive workshop, students gained tools to listen, understand, and make others feel heard, and walk away with frameworks for navigating the effective balance of empathy and assertion in a difficult conversation.
Thriving in your MBA career and Beyond
IWiB hosted, in collaboration with Bain & Company, the online event Thriving in your MBA career and Beyond on 10 March 2021 for the Singapore campus and on 11 March 2021 for the Fontainebleau campus.
It was a great opportunity for female INSEADers to meet Bain women and discuss what it means to truly thrive in your career and to not only ‘succeed’!
What’s next for Black Lives Matter & Women In Business? Accenture’s perspective
IWiB hosted the webinar What’s next for Black Lives Matter & Women In Business? Accenture’s perspective on 10 March 2021.
In collaboration with the INSEAD Africa Club, Consulting Club, and Women in Business Club, Accenture invited students to join Accenture’s panel to hear an open & honest discussion about initiatives taken within Inclusion & Diversity, what next after BLM & are we there yet for gender equality.
The Less Trodden Path
“The Less Trodden Path” seminar on Feb 15 (12CET) is designed to help students explore career paths less represented by MBA graduates.
We realized that some sectors (e.g. consulting, finance, etc.) have very structured recruitment processes, whilst other career paths have less on-campus recruitment resources.
To help students navigate these ‘non-traditional’ careers, “The Less Trodden Path” features an incredible panel of inspiring leaders from tech, entrepreneurship, marketing, design, and social impact.
Gender Respect in the Workplace: From #MeToo to What Now?
After the success of last year’s seminars with Professor Ulhmann, we are pleased to invite all INSEAD students, partners, alumni, and staff of all genders to a follow on lecture – Respect in the Workplace: from #MeToo to What now? This event co-hosted with Professor Eric Uhlmann and MBA 21J Henrietta Hearth will focus on the empirical data surrounding frequency of harassment and why so few victims come forward and how bystanders can help.
Events from Previous Years
2019 Fontainebleau Women in Business Conference
IWiB recently hosted the 4th INSEAD Women in Business Conference at the INSEAD Fontainebleau Campus on 15 May 2019 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM, followed by a networking session.
The conference’s theme was “#What’sNext: Working Together”, which aimed to provoke a conversation about tangible strategies that everyone can employ in order to promoting an egalitarian environment for women in business. The conference included keynote presentations as well as a panel and workshops.
2018 Women in Business Conference
IWiB hosted the 3rd INSEAD Women in Business Conference at the INSEAD Asia Campus in Singapore on 14 November 2018 from 4:30PM to 9PM, followed by a networking session.
This year’s theme was LIMITLESS: A force for social change. The conference aimed to celebrate women who have dared to push beyond their own limits. It was broken up into a day of discussion and practical learning, encouraging participants to embrace lessons from the speakers and create a social community that enables a ‘limitless’ mindset.
Our exciting list of confirmed speakers:
Christine Amour-Levar, CMO at iRace Media, Founder of Women On A Mission
Helen Duce, Executive Director at The Gender Initiative
Kamil Haque, Founder of Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity
Chng Sok Hui, CFO, DBS
2017 Women in Business Conference
IWiB hosted the 2nd INSEAD Women in Business Conference at the INSEAD Asia Campus in Singapore on 22 November 2017 from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
This year’s theme was Social Disruption: Momentum for Change. This is part two of last year’s event.
Although the discussion on gender diversity in various fields and their related problems has been kicked off, there is still a lot of work to be done and change that has to take place. It requires equal participation from corporates, academics, governments, religious institutions and most importantly a radical shift in our thinking process.
We invited all INSEAD students, NAA, and public to join us in this engaging conversation and networking event where we had an exciting list of speakers:
Illian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD
Pilasinee Kittikachorn, Partner and Managing Director, Bangkok, BCG
Michelle Simmons, General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets, Microsoft
Kay Formanek, Founder and CEO, Diversity and Performance
Mandy Lamb, Group Country Manager, Regional Southeast Asia & Global Client Management, Visa
Mouna Aouri, Founder and CEO, Woomentum
Wendy Montgomery, Head of Human Resources Asia Pacific, Redhat
Dirk Luyten, Levante Capital Management, Managing Director
Julia Ralph, Global Head of Nitrates Economics, Orica
Richa Goswami, Chief Digital Officer, Johnson & Johnson
2016 Women in Business Conference
IWiB hosted the first Singapore INSEAD Women in Business Conference on 7 December 2016.
The theme of the conference was Social Disruption: Little by little or all at once, they change the rules of the game. With our speakers and panelists, we explored social innovation and its relationship with technological innovation.