Gender & the Future of Work


Saturday, 21 May 2022

INSEAD and Cartier joining forces at ChangeNOW for the Gender and the Future of Work forum

On 21 May 2022, the INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, as the Major Academic Partner for the ChangeNOW Summit, will host the  “Gender and the Future of Work” Forum in collaboration with the INSEAD Gender Initiative and Cartier Women's Initiative. ​

Join the conversation with faculty and alumni, impact entrepreneurs and other practitioners,  at the Grand Palais Ephemere in Paris or online. Through interactive sessions,  live polls and discussions on latest research findings, this Forum will offer specific interventions to make participating organizations more gender-inclusive in the aftermath of the Covid disruption.​


As academic partner of ChangeNOW for the 4th consecutive year, the Hoffmann Global Institute looks forward to leading the conversation on the future of gender balance at work. We will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is giving businesses an opportunity reset and restructure, including the chance to create a more gender inclusive workplace.


Katell Le Goulven, Executive Director of the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

Cartier Women’s Initiative is proud to be part of the INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society‘s conversations on the Gender and the Future of Work. Decent work and economic growth has been one of the top SDGs worked on by the women impact entrepreneurs in our community, and there is no time more clear than present, the imperative to have work that works for women.

Wingee Sampaio, Cartier Women’s Initiative


There are three options to register
Full 3 day passes
Saturday only passes
Digital passes
For details on what each of these passes include, visit the ChangeNow website by clicking the Register buttons below

Register 3 day passes     Register Saturday passes     Digital passes



Zoe Kinias

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Academic Director, INSEAD Gender Initiative

Wingee Sampaio

Global Program Director of the Cartier Women’s Initiative

Lucy Quist

Managing Director and Head of Change Leadership,
Morgan Stanley

Vinika Rao

Executive Director of the INSEAD Gender Initiative and of the Emerging Markets Institute, Asia Director Hoffmann Global Institute for Business & Society, 

Dirk Luyten

Managing Director, Levante Capital Management
Member of the Executive Committee, INSEAD Women in Business Alumni Club

Katell Le Goulven

Executive Director, INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business & Society

Programme Details

All events are fully hybrid

All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)



13:30 - 13:35 


Across this unique 3-hour programme, INSEAD’s Hoffmann Institute for Business and Society in collaboration with the INSEAD Gender Initiative, has designed several interactive sessions to engage and guide the audience from academic theory to applied action points so that participating organizations can become more gender-inclusive in the aftermath of the Covid disruption.  

13:35 - 14:15 


What the Evidence Shows: Sharing results from recent survey conducted by the INSEAD 

This opening session will reveal the results of a recent INSEAD survey aimed at understanding women’s professional experiences relative to men, exploring gender related and cultural differences, and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on gender balance.  

14:15 - 14:30 

Live Poll with ChangeNOW Audiences 

A poll for participation by both the onsite and online participants. The poll’s function is to understand the audience’s viewpoint in relation to the forum’s theme. The results of this live poll will be discussed by subject experts.

14:30 - 15:00 

Buzz Pairs: Interactive Sessions

An interactive session for onsite participants facilitated by INSEAD’s Dr Vinika Rao.  Based on the survey results disclosed at the beginning of the session, poll results and general event theme, the audience will work in pairs to discuss their own experiences and perspectives on the topic. Three questions will be posed to the audience for discussion before reporting back to the group on key insights.

For our online participants only, a recorded session with Bianca Bax, Expert Partner at Bain & Company will be talking on the subject of Benefits of Gender Diversity in Business & Why and How You Should Be an Ally. This recorded session will be presented by Evgenia Vasilyeva MBA Student & President of INSEAD Women in Business Club.  

15:00 - 15:30 

Networking Break

15:30 - 15:40 

Discussion on Buzz Pairs’ revelations

15:40 - 16:40 

Lessons from Practice - Discussion of IGI Research Results

The closing panel brings together academics and practitioners to draw upon and discuss the research results, audience poll results and practitioner experience. By merging lessons from academic theory with practitioner experience, actionable points and specific interventions will be produced for the audience regarding gender balance in the wake of COVID-19. 

Panelists: Lucy Quist, Zoe Kinias, Wingee Sampaio, Dirk Luyten

16:40 - 16:45  

Wrap Up & Thank You  


Our Partners 




Cartier Women's Initiative

Founded in 2006, the Cartier Women's Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship program that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. 




ChangeNOW Summit

ChangeNOW is the world’s largest environmental & social impact summit. The INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society is the first and only academic partner of the Summit. 




INSEAD Gender Initiative 

The mission of the INSEAD Gender Initiative is to create and disseminate knowledge that advances women leaders and optimises their contributions within and beyond their organisations. 

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