WOMEN IN BUSINESS
More than fifty years have passed since the first two female MBA candidates set foot on INSEAD’s Fontainebleau campus. A lot has been achieved on the gender diversity front since then, but it is still important to move forward.
The mission of INSEAD Women in Business (IWiB) is to enable our alumnae to be successful in leadership roles by providing opportunities for personal and professional development and access to a strong network of fellow leaders.
In Germany, several initiatives and events have already been set up or are underway to bring this mission to life.
OVERALL CLUB ACTIVITIES &
ON TRACK Co-Founder
ON TRACK Co-Founder
Program Manager ON TRACK Germany Cohort 2022
Dr. Silke Boeffel
Stay ON TRACK While Caring For Your Young Family
A 2021 study by McKinsey found that the pressures of caregiving are driving employees – especially women – to consider downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce. Women in senior leadership are more likely than men at the same level to feel as though they are “always on”.
The same study shows that the pandemic has intensified challenges as support functions including school and childcare have been upended. Years of slow but steady progress could be erased by the COVID-19 crisis.
A Unique Program for INSEAD - Women in Business
Continuing a career while caring for a family can be challenging mainly for women. Therefore, ON TRACK assists young female INSEAD Alumni in maintaining professional momentum during times in which they start thinking about combining caring responsibilities with careers or are already experiencing the juggle. Martine Meerkatt and Hanneke Dingen - both MBA'90D alumnae - developed and continuously improved the ON TRACK format. Since its inception in 2018 more than 50 alumnae participated in the program and remain on a fast career path.
Three Pillars To Build On:
Peer-to-peer: exchange with a selected group of 4-6 fellow alumnae who face similar challenges (ten sessions).
One-on-one: link with a more senior alumnus/a who has been there before (six sessions).
Skills and Inspiration: learn how to apply basic coaching skills. Get inspired by fellow alumnae role models
who share their insights and expierience.
Whom we address:
Female INSEAD Alumnae up until 5 years after graduation. Group Size and Duration: Each cohort consists of a total of 12 participants (6 mentees and 6 mentors) and runs for a period of 1 year. Membership in the INSEAD Alumni Organization is mandatory.
Upcoming Cohorts: starting spring 2023
What participants say about the program:
“The program had a significant impact on my life.
It really addressed the right questions at the right time in my life.”
“The ON TRACK relationships have pushed me to take on new roles,
new activities, new thinking and acting.”
“Coaching sessions are great personal reflection and behavior
Interested to become a mentee or mentor? Contact Verena Guionneau, IAAG, firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming & Past Events
„Impulse talk ON TRACK: Gaps and Barriers to Gender Equality"
28. November 2022 (Zoom meeting: Germany & Netherlands 2022 Cohorts)
Coaching Masterclass "unleash your inner coach" with Hanneke Dingen, Executive Coach, Founder of the Jane Company
"ON TRACK Networking Event" Munich
"Couples That Work" with INSAD Professor Jenifer Petriglieri
"Talk Lean“ Workshop with Alan Palmer , Munich
„Impulse talk ON TRACK" with Stefanie Peters, Co-Founder & CEO enable2grow
"Impulse talk ON TRACK" with Karen Hitschke, COO WHO Foundation
IWiB Mentoring Programme for Young Alumnae
Accompany young alumnae in the first years after the MBA and support them in making decisions
The IWiB Mentoring Programme connects current MBA student members of IWiB to more experienced female INSEAD alumnae. Through one-on-one coaching and experience sharing, mentors support their mentees’ personal and professional development. The programme matches interested IWiB MBA student members with mentors based on their post-MBA professional interests and motivation.
If you are interested in joining as a mentor or mentee, contact us:
If you want to find out more about IWiB Mentoring Programme for Young Alumnae click here: