Be inspired and celebrate INSEAD Women!

29 June 2018

INSEAD Europe Campus

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#INSEADWomen: A Force Beyond Limits

At INSEAD, we are working towards a future in which gender balance is the norm—not the exception—in business and society.

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 Fontainebleau campus. 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.

Preliminary programme



Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD

iW50 MC
Nida Januskis
, Associate Dean of Advancement, INSEAD

Amphi A 


Faculty lead:
Zoe Kinias, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Academic Director, INSEAD Gender Initiative

Jennifer Petriglieri, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Amphi A

Keynote address

Speaker TBC

Amphi A

Keynote speech

Leslee Udwin, Founder, Think Equal

Amphi A

CEO Roundtable

Eric Labaye,
MBA'87J, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Lieve Mostrey, CEO, Euroclear
Lucy Quist, MBA'05J, former CEO, Airtel Ghana
Other speaker TBC

Maria Guadalupe,
Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science, Academic Director of the INSEAD Randomized Control Trials (RCT) Lab, Chair, Economics and Political Science Area

Amphi A
11:15Coffee breakCamembert
11:35Breakout sessions 

Faculty session #1 - Women on boards: how to maximize your impact
Annet Aris, MBA'86D, Adjunct Professor of Strategy

Hélène Ploix, MBA'68, Co-Founding Partner, Pechel Industries
Karien van Gennip, MBA'95D, CEO, ING France


Faculty session #2
Erin Meyer, Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour


Workshop #1

Sessions TBC

12:35Networking lunch & structured discussions 
 Option 1:
12:35 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30: Structured discussions
Option 2:
12:35 - 13:30 Structured discussions
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

Faculty lecture and Alumni Roundtable on the Research outcomes from the Gender Research Meeting and the Alumni survey

Presentation by Zoe Kinias, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Academic Director, INSEAD Gender Initiative

Dirk Luyten,
MBA'89J, Managing Director, Levante Capital Management
Antonella Meï-Pochtler, MBA'83D, Senior Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
Melinda Richter, MBA'99D, Global Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS
Other speaker TBC

Amphi A
15:30Coffee break 
15:50Breakout sessions 

Faculty session #3 - Couples That Work
Jennifer Petriglieri, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour


Faculty session #4
Ivana Naumovska
, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

Natalie Myshkina
, MBA'09J, First Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy, Bank Leumi USA
Other speakers TBC


Workshop #2

Sessions TBC


Business keynote dialogue

Keynote speaker
Cindy Robbins
, President & Chief People Officer, Salesforce

Annette Young,
Journalist, France 24

Amphi A


Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD

Amphi A

Networking cocktail and Presentation of Force for Good Award

Andreas Jacobs
, MBA'90D, Chairman of INSEAD, Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

Sadia Khan,
MBA'95D, IAA President, CEO Selar Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd

To be announced



Confirmed speakers


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.

Registration will open soon!




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

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

Access to campus

Please click on the following link to obtain directions to the campus.

Taxi reservations can be made directly through:

Luxury Car Service
Mr Guillaume Lafoy
Tel: +33 6 67 60 28 31

Welcome and registration

The registration desk will open at 8:15 on Friday 29 June.

Dress code

The dress code is business casual for the on-campus event and for the networking cocktail.


Wifi access will be available for your use during the Summit. Information on username and password can be found in the Summit programme.

Footnote shop

The campus shop located in the bar area will be open during the Summit. Find all your INSEAD gear and the latest business publications here.

Media, filming and photography

INSEAD may engage professional photographers for this event. All sessions will be filmed. We reserve the right to use any film and/or photography from the event in our print and digital marketing collateral. Participants who do not wish to be filmed or recorded should contact the INSEAD Events team prior to the event.




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

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