Felicia A. Henderson
Felicia A. Henderson is a Lecturer at INSEAD, where she co-directs the Advancing Diversity and Inclusion programme. She regularly lectures on diversity, equity and inclusion in organizations for INSEAD Executive Education programmes, including the Advanced Management Programme (PGA) for Brazilian leaders.
She was an Executive-in-Residence with the INSEAD Gender Initiative from November 2022 through February 2023. In 2020, she served as Senior Advisor to the Core Team leading the taskforce charged with broadening equity, diversity and inclusion at INSEAD.
Felicia is the co-author (with Zoe Kinias) of Mirvac: Building Balance (A) and (B) (INSEAD Publishing), a pair of business teaching cases, for which they were awarded Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic ‘Diversity and Discrimination’ by The Case Centre.
Outside of INSEAD, Felicia advises organisations on transforming culture and systems and equipping their leaders to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion. Her consulting interventions focus primarily on DEI strategy formulation, localization of DEI initiatives and enhancement of workplace well-being for members of underrepresented groups.
Felicia is also an adjunct lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, where she has taught undergraduate courses since 2011. Her primary teaching focus is corporate law and governance, and she has also offered courses on comparative equality law, organizational behaviour, and inequality and social change.
Her research focuses on board diversity, the dynamics of racial equity in European societies, and designing anti-racism initiatives for multinational corporations. She has published articles on leadership and on DEI topics in INSEAD Knowledge and the Sciences Po Law Review.
Felicia regularly speaks about social identity and about equity, diversity, and inclusion practice. Among her numerous speaking appearances, she has given two TEDx talks entitled The Courage to Uncover our Differences and Teaching Compassion to the Over-privileged.
Felicia graduated with Distinction from INSEAD’s Executive Master in Change (EMC) programme, and holds a BA, cum laude from Duke University and a JD, cum laude from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Volume 20 of the Harvard Women’s Law Journal. Although she no longer practices law, Felicia remains a member of the bar of the State of New York.
She is currently based in Paris.