INSEAD celebrates outstanding women

Updated 18 June 2018
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INSEAD celebrates outstanding women

INSEAD, a leading business school, has unveiled 50 big ideas from 50 of its female academics through its “50 Years, 50 Women, 50 Ideas” key initiative. These ideas, from the school’s female faculty and doctoral alumnae, celebrate 50 years of INSEAD women leading academic excellence.
The initiative was launched in honor of the school’s year-long celebration of iW50, a campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of the first female graduates from the INSEAD MBA program. For each year of action and progress toward gender diversity, 50 female academics from INSEAD share their big idea, which encapsulates the essence of their thought-leading research.
Laurence Capron, dean of faculty at INSEAD and professor of strategy, said: “These 50 women reflect the heart and soul of INSEAD’s academic environment: Diversity in research and teaching methods, with no single school of thought predominant. They focus on what matters most, which is rigour and impact on management as a practice and a discipline. We are proud to celebrate their achievements and thought leadership.”
Some of the big ideas from INSEAD female faculty members include:
l Annet Aris (Strategy): In a digitizing world, boards will have to focus significantly more on understanding customers and delivering superior value.
Linda Brimm (Organizational Behavior): Global cosmopolitans experience a complex array of challenges and opportunities when living and working in multiple countries.
Laurence Capron (Strategy): Firms that diversify their growth strategies last longer than those using M&A (mergers and acquisition) alone.
Lily Fang (Finance): Women should learn from men and tap into their social networks.
Maria Guadalupe (Economics and Political Science): Anti-takeover provisions reduce firm value and do not give managers additional bargaining power to obtain a higher price in the takeover negotiation.
Zoe Kinias (Organizational Behavior): Self-affirmation, achieved by reflecting on personal values, can eliminate gender gaps in business students’ performance.
Xiaowei Rose Luo (Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise): Widely held cultural views shape security analysts’ assessment of family firms.
Renee Mauborgne (Strategy): Lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating “blue oceans” — untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.


ZMZM Society unveils visionary strategy and new identity

Top executives and management officials of ZMZM at a ceremony on Feb. 28 to unveil the new identity system of the society.
Updated 18 March 2019
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ZMZM Society unveils visionary strategy and new identity

ZMZM Society for Voluntary and Charitable Health Services recently unveiled its new strategy and identity, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, aiming to tackle modern-day health care challenges.
The society, which has long been a recognized and trusted name, has renewed its commitment to providing integrated sustainable health care to people in need.
For almost 15 years, the Jeddah-based charity has worked to create innovative solutions that overcome everyday health care challenges — growing to become a formidable wealth of knowledge and experience dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all. While the original mission of ZMZM remains unchanged, due to the changing social, economic and technological climate, and to continue improving people’s lives, the society needed a fresh approach. 
In 2016, ZMZM initiated a detailed introspective examination of its strategy and operations. The strategic transformation has been well timed — lining up correctly with the charity sector cornerstone detailed within Vision 2030. As such, ZMZM’s transformation strategy aims to produce a stronger, more unified organization, one that is better equipped to tackle modern-day health care challenges.
A timely and systematic initiative within the charity’s strategic plan has been the structured development of a new multi-sensorial, institutional identity system, supported by an employee, volunteer and donor engagement platform.
Led by Professor Adnan bin Ahmed Albar, chairman of the board of directors, and attended by members of ZMZM and senior dignitaries, the new identity system was unveiled on Feb. 28. ZMZM used this event to usher in a new age for the group, its network of volunteers and medical experts, and the people ZMZM helps every day.
Chairman Prof. Albar said he is thrilled to be spearheading this new movement and vowed to keep ZMZM ahead of the economic and social changes that are occurring throughout the Kingdom. He said that he, along with ZMZM’s supporters, are determined to work harder than ever toward a brighter future for everyone.
Director-General of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development Abdullah bin Ahmed Al-Tawi praised the ambition and dedication of ZMZM, saying: “I appreciate the efforts of ZMZM, which began with in-depth studies that carefully considered the map of the future and resulted in a more prepared organization.”
The new direction is aligned to a simple truth: That everyone is entitled to live a happy, healthy life.
“ZMZM will bring its new identity to life through a series of strategic commitments. They include prioritizing community engagement, leveraging the power of effective collaboration, working with flawless precision, committing to continuous improvement and upholding the importance of meaningful accountability,” the society said in a statement.