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5 Ways to Achieve Self-Empowerment for Women

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There are rising calls to press forward and progress gender parity in the business world; the first step is to start with oneself. Insights from research papers and articles around the world offer five ways in which women can empower themselves.

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5 Ways to Achieve Self-Empowerment for Women

  1. 1. WOMEN: 5 WAYS TO ACHIEVE SELF- EMPOWERMENT
  2. 2. There are rising calls to press forward and progress gender parity; the first step is to start with oneself. Insights from research papers and articles around the world offer five ways in which women can empower themselves.
  3. 3. Education is the gateway to progress #1
  4. 4. s Honing leadership and business skills, salary increase and career acceleration are some of the reasons people invest in a higher education.
  5. 5. “The INSEAD MBA is the only reason I was able to make a switch in job function, geography and industry. It has given me the network and confidence to explore new opportunities outside my comfort zone.” Mavra Khan INSEAD MBA 2016
  6. 6. #2Learn from a mentor
  7. 7. Mentors can impart specific knowledge and expertise which contributes to protégé learning and skill development.
  8. 8. “Having a reality check from a trusted partner can be invaluable. Mentors not only impart knowledge, but can serve as accountability partners and sounding boards.” Katy Montgomery Global Director INSEAD Career Development Centre
  9. 9. #3Join forces with men
  10. 10. With the launch of the HeforShe campaign by the UN Women, more and more men are coming forward as allies to push for gender equality.
  11. 11. “Most men want to help. Join forces and work with them to take concrete steps in advocating for gender equality.” Minh Huy Lai Managing Director INSEAD MBA Programme
  12. 12. EmbraceYour Personal Leadership Style #4
  13. 13. Diversity, sensitivity and an ability to take a holistic approach are considered both feminine attributes and necessary qualities to becoming a successful global leader.
  14. 14. “Adjust your mindsets, shed your limiting beliefs and maintain openness to the idea that many of your experiences have prepared you well to be leaders.” Xiaowei Rose Luo Associate Professor Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise INSEAD
  15. 15. Hold on to your core values #5
  16. 16. Women reduced their self-doubt and performed better in competitive environments after they have gone through a personal values writing exercise.
  17. 17. “Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential.” Sheryl Sandberg Chief Operating Officer, Facebook Founder,Lean In Foundation
  18. 18. What would you do if you had no limits?
  19. 19. Join our women leaders at INSEAD to lead positive change. limitless.insead.edu
  20. 20. Sources Slide 4 https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericjackson/2012/11/13/the-10-most-under-rated-reasons-why-you-should-get- an-mba/ - 7bcd1c474d0b https://www.gmac.com/market-intelligence-and-research/gmac-surveys/alumni-perspectives-survey.aspx http://fortune.com/2016/02/23/business-school-worth-it-payoff/ Slide 7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2352144/
  21. 21. Slide 10 https://www.forbes.com/sites/emiliearies/2017/08/15/5-ways-men-can-be-womens-allies-at-work/#21634dce13de Slide 13 https://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/are-womens-leadership-assumptions-holding-them-back-4600 Slide 16 https://knowledge.insead.edu/leadership-organisations/self-reflecting-to-capitalise-on-diversity-4980 Sources
  22. 22. fb.com/INSEAD @INSEAD | @INSEADKnowledge linkedin.com/company/INSEAD youtube.com/INSEAD google.com/+INSEAD

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