Reaffirming our commitment to gender balance and inclusion.

29 June 2018

INSEAD Europe Campus

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iW50 Summit

INSEAD Europe Campus, 29 June 2018

At INSEAD, we are dedicated to making gender balance the “new norm” on campus, at work, and in the world. We believe that gender parity isn’t a women’s issue, but rather a business and societal issue that men and women must address together.

During the 2017/2018 academic year, we’re bringing greater attention to gender imbalance while also recognising 50 years of women at INSEAD with iW50, a celebration of the past, present and future of women at our school.

On 29 June 2018, iW50 culminates in the iW50 Summit on the campus in Fontainebleau. This highly anticipated event will feature lectures and panel discussions led by prominent academics and alumnae; breakout sessions that delve into critical issues of gender parity; workshops on mentorship and coaching; structured discussion that encourages an open exchange of ideas; and opportunities to socialise and network with other members of the INSEAD community.

Let’s challenge ourselves to do more and be better. Join INSEAD’s global effort to make gender balance happen.


As a part of our celebrations of 50 years of women at INSEAD, we are inviting participants to register at the symbolic price of 50€.  

This exceptional price includes a full day's programme with access to outstanding speakers, networking opportunities, coffee breaks and lunch.  It also includes the closing networking cocktail.


Sponsoring the iW50 Summit will give your organisation visibility in a more effective and less costly way than traditional advertising.

Your sponsorship aligns your company brand with the mission and values of INSEAD, which include:

  • A vision of business as a force for improving people’s lives
  • Fostering innovation and entrepreneurial spirit
  • A thought leader, showcasing the latest in business research

Your sponsorship is an opportunity for strategic engagement with some of the most prominent and influential business leaders and thought leaders around the world.

The iW50 Summit has been made possible thanks to the support of our sponsor:

Gold Cocktail Sponsor

Founded in 1847 in Paris, Cartier stands as one of the world’s most esteemed and respectful Maisons in the luxury goods industry.

Over the years, Cartier has developed a whole range of luxury collections of high jewelry, watches, leather goods, fragrances and accessories. From the. Trinity ring to the Love bracelet, the Santos de Cartier to the Tank watches, Cartier is the reference for its design and savoir-faire and has been recognized as an invaluable pioneer for its creations, icons of rarity, style and craftsmanship.

Throughout its history, Cartier has established and maintained ties with the art world to stimulate its own creativity, by developing special relationships with artists. Actively encouraging contemporary talents with the launch in 1984 of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Cartier has scaled up art sponsorship and cooperation programs.

In 2006, Cartier created the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards together with McKinsey & Company and INSEAD Business School. The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is an international business plan competition to identify, support and encourage projects by inspirational women entrepreneurs worldwide.

Silver Sponsor

About Russell Reynolds Associates
Russell Reynolds Associates is a global search and leadership advisory firm. Our 425+ consultants in 46 offices work with public, private and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. We help our clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. From helping boards with their structure, culture and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations, our teams bring their decades of expertise to help clients solve their most complex leadership issues.

Strategy& is a global team of practical strategists committed to helping you seize essential advantage.

We do that by working alongside you to solve your toughest problems and helping you capture your greatest opportunities. These are complex and high-stakes undertakings—often game-changing transformations. We bring 100 years of strategy consulting experience and the unrivaled industry and functional capabilities of the PwC network to the task. Whether you’re charting your corporate strategy, transforming a function or business unit, or building critical capabilities, we’ll help you create the value you’re looking for with speed, confidence, and impact. 

We are part of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax, and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at

In Kind Sponsors

Beauty for all, beauty for each individual

At L’Oréal, we are convinced that there is no single and unique model of beauty, but an infinite diversity of forms of beauty, linked to periods, cultures, history and personalities… To draw ever greater numbers of women and men to use our products means reaching out to extremely diverse populations with a vision of universalising beauty. In our view, to universalise does not mean to impose uniformity, but on the contrary, to be inspired by diversity to innovate.

Founded in Paris in 2005 by Adeline Moniez, Marbella Paris is the brand that creates Art of Skin Jewelry. This new Art of Jewelry innovates, suggesting sophisticated jewels to adorn the body.
Marbella Paris’ precious collections are designed and hand-made in France.
Femininity, modern gesture and couture details create a dream allure to celebrate a special event, create a souvenir, enhance a night... The various collections (Haute-Couture Jewelry, Jewelry Tattoos, Hair Jewelry, Ephemeral Tattoos and dermo-adhesive Make-up) light up all kind personalities and offer women new forms of freedom in expressing their inner beauty.

L’Occitane was created in 1976, inspired by the natural beauty of the men and women of Provence, their know-how and their lives. We instill each and every of our cosmetics with a parcel of their history and their terroir. At the foremost of our concerns are three social engagements: fighting against preventable blindness, with our braille packaging and on-the-ground actions; managing our ecological footprint; establishing trusting relationships and putting forth true stories.

Southern France abounds with treasures. These inspire L’Occitane to create cosmetic and sensory wellbeing products, respectful of the environment and rich with natural and organic ingredients. Let yourself get carried away by this Provence, which still holds so many beauty secrets.

Mekhala Living
At Mekhala Living, we are dedicated to creating a better life with great, wholesome and sustainable Asian foods. Mekhala means "goddess" in Thai, and our aim is to turn customers into kitchen gods and goddesses! And we want to do this by giving you healthy, tasty and easy-to-prepare Asian food. All our products are prepared, made, bottled and labelled by hand in small batches. Every Mekhala product is certified organic or 100% natural, vegan, gluten and nut free, and created in accordance with the principles of mindfulness and healthfulness. We are committed to the farming community in Northern Thailand, from whom we procure organic, non-GMO, clean-farmed or natural ingredients at fair prices. We provide good working conditions and fair practices for women from the marginalised Burmese Shan community to improve their welfare, and we have developed a system that allows us to hire even those who are illiterate.

Find out more about how Mekhala empowers women.

Michel et Augustin
Meet the two kooky cookies ;)

We’re Augustin and Michel. In 2004, we traded in our suits and ties for aprons and chef hats, and began baking in Augustin’s little kitchen in Paris. Today, our goal is to bring the flavors of a French patisserie right to your neighborhood store. We want to make the world SMILE by whipping up scrumptious creations made with simple, quality ingredients you can find right in your kitchen – and our packaging puts a bit of pep in your grocery step!

Join the French Pastry Revolution!

Portrait 2.0
Our mission: to illustrate your activity with personalized photos that resemble you.
Since 2013, Portrait 2.0 is the reference when it comes to corporate portraits for companies that want to improve their electronic identity. We help them personalize their communication toolkits and their social media with portraits of their staff and photo coverages. You too can put your team forwards on internet, with beautiful and consistent portraits which will set you apart and put your employer brand forwards!
Our biggest pride: having 92% of satisfied clients.

Trendy Lime
Trendy Lime is an award-winning experiential marketing agency known for launching and propelling brands and orchestrating upscale events. Our mission is to create meaningful, long-lasting relationships between our brands and their customers.

In order to sponsor all or part of the iW50 Summit, as an individual or organisation, please get in touch with the member of the Organising Committee responsible for sponsorship:

Perrine Wyplosz
Corporate Relations Coordinator
Tel: +33 (0)1 60 72 43 54

or send a message to

Practical information



Event venues

Hôtel Aigle Noir ****
27 Place Napoléon Bonaparte
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6074 6000
Fax: +33 (0)1 6074 6001
Prices per night: as of 175€

Contact this hotel

Hotel Clos St Merry ****
49 bis, rue Saint Merry
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6071 2700
Fax: +33 (0)1 6071 2782
Prices per night: Single: 125€/Double: 145€

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Hotel Ermitage ***
Route de l’Ermitage (on campus)
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6072 4050
Fax: +33 (0)1 6072 4187
Prices per night: Single: 125€/Double: 145€

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Hotels in Fontainebleau

La Demeure du Parc boutique hotel
36 rue Paul Seramy
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6070 2000 
Prices per night: as of 166€


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Hotel Victoria ***
122 Rue de France
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6074 9000
Fax: +33 (0)1 6074 9010
Prices per night: Single: as of 100€/Double: as of 112€

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Hotel Ibis Château de Fontainebleau ***
18, rue de Ferrare
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6423 4525
Fax: +33 (0)1 6423 4222
Prices per night: Single: as of 95€/Double: as of 105€

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Cedep Residence
Boulevard de Constance
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6469 4444
Fax: +33 (0)1 6422 7731
Prices per night: Single: 125€/Double: 150€

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Other hotels (with no block booking):

Hôtel Mercure Royal ****
41 rue Royale
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6469 3434
Fax: +33 (0)1 6469 3439
Prices per night : Single: as of 151€/Double: as of 167€

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Hotel Novotel ****
Chemin de Melun RN 152
77760 Ury
Tel: +33 (0)1 6071 2424
Fax: +33 (0)1 6071 2400
Prices per night: Single: 130€/Double: 140€

Contact this hotel



Other accommodation options

You will also find alternative accommodation options at the following links:

The links above are provided for information only. INSEAD does not endorse any third-party website or warrants its contents in any respect.

Who is attending

See who is attending the iW50 Summit! For privacy reasons, the participant list is password-protected. The password will only be made available to registered participants. If you have registered for the summit, please check your confirmation e-mail.

Participant List

Otherwise, if you are an INSEAD alum you can access the list through Yammer with your INSEAD credentials. Should you find that any of the details in the list is not correct, please send us a message or check and update your personal details  on MyINSEAD.

How can I access Yammer or MyINSEAD?

  • Your username is:
  • Your password is: the one currently used for all INSEAD-related online services

How can I change MyINSEAD password (with my current credentials)?

How can I recover MyINSEAD password (with my username)?

If you do not know your credentials please contact the 24/7 service desk at

We look forward to welcoming you at the Summit!

Spread the word

Help us spread the word about the iW50 Summit on social media. Please feel free to use the materials provided below:

Option 1

iW50 Summit banner optimised for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (PNG file, 160KB) to be used with the hashtag #INSEADWomen

iW50 Summit banner optimised for LinkedIn (PNG file, 144KB)

Option 2

iW50 Summit banner optimised for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (JPG file, 109KB) to be used with the hashtag #INSEADWomen

iW50 Summit banner optimised for LinkedIn (JPG file, 93KB)

We also invite you to promote the Summit, using the specially created event materials on your social media platforms:


Print the message in your preferred color to share online!







For any queries, please contact us at: or Events hotline: +33 1 60 72 48 48 (office hours).







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