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Meet the limitless women of INSEAD who are using their talents to define their purpose and help shape a better world.
The world today is changing at a rapid pace, bringing new challenges and opportunities. Trained as a scientist and now an entrepreneur, I enjoy leading the transformation at the intersection between science and commerce because I believe with the right knowledge, lives can be transformed for the better.
Reshmi Rajendran
Director, Budding Innovations
Entrepreneur, Classical Dancer, Mother of Two,
PhD in Physics
INSEAD Executive MBA 2016

“I am particularly passionate about supporting women who are applying to INSEAD. I work with the admissions team and faculty to gain a better understanding of how we can guide women throughout the admissions process and strive towards achieving gender-balance in the MBA programme.”

Adele Rossouw
INSEAD Women in Business (IWiB) Committee Member
Current MBA Student
My company is all about making women look and feel good. We achieve this by using only the finest natural ingredients while providing income to local communities. My passion, education and skills have placed me in an exceptional position to bring Africa to the world, and the world to Africa.
Sharon Acheampong
Founder, Eya Naturals
Serial Entrepreneur, Naturalista

“My parents always believed in respect and equality for everyone regardless of age, gender, culture, religion, ethnicity, etc. Everyone has to play a part in promoting gender equality and this is why I joined INSEAD’s Women in Business Club—to support women at INSEAD and help them achieve their professional goals. ”

Jad Saleh
Part of WiB’s first batch of male Committee Members
Entrepreneur, INSEAD MBA 2017 Alumnus
The events industry is the perfect place to leverage my energy. From luxury fashion to exotic travel, my amazing team organises more than 2500 global events a year. Celebrating success together, and motivating and uniting my team in all their positive differences is what drives me.
Saskia Gentil
Events Director, American Express Meetings & Events
Humanitarian, Globetrotter
INSEAD Executive MBA 2016

“As a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, I am constantly accepting new challenges to help Africa’s development. By promoting industrialisation and positioning Africa as one of the top 30 countries for global sourcing, it is fulfilling to see the impact I can make on the African region.”

Helen Hai
CEO of the Made in Africa Initiative
World Economic Forum’s Global Young Leader
Tsinghua-INSEAD EMBA 2011 Alumna
I have always been intrigued by how a country’s economy impacts its people and their destinies. This interest motivated me to build a career in emerging markets. Being able to affect their economy by pulling through investment deals, providing right financial advice and connecting businesses and investors globally have been extremely fulfilling.
Sedef Gunsur
Globetrotter, Capital Market Specialist
Avid Skier
INSEAD Executive MBA 2014

“It’s only by setting an example that we’ll change things for the next generation.”

— Milena Bowman (INSEAD EMBA Alumna)

As the first Ghanaian woman to lead a multinational telecommunications company, I understand the transformative power diversity brings to professional success. This is why I co-founded the Executive Women Network: to inspire, support and empower African women executives to succeed in their careers and create a more equitable world.
Lucy Quist
Global Business Leader
TEDx Speaker, STEM Advocate

“Gender imbalance isn’t just a women’s issue. It is a business issue and a societal issue that impacts us all.”

Ilian Mihov  

Dean at INSEAD

“ While some progress has been made, women leaders in the Middle East are still few and far between. Which is why developing human capital, especially in women, is a subject I strongly advocate for. As someone who has blazed the trail, I hope to lead by example and change the cultural mindset. ”

Leila Hoteit
Management Consultant
Young Global Leader, Author 
PhD in Electrical Engineering 

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