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Felicia A. Henderson


Felicia A. Henderson is a leadership consultant with over 20 years of experience advising corporations, investment firms, and their senior executives.  She is the founder of Henderson Advising, a consultancy focused on board-level diversity and team dynamics related to diversity, equity and inclusion. From July 2020 to January 2021, she served as Senior Advisor to the Core Team tasked with examining and advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at INSEAD.

Felicia began her career as a corporate lawyer, focused primarily on M&A and capital markets transactions in the New York and Paris offices of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she practiced for over a dozen years.  She combines a lawyer’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills with a sensitivity to human dynamics in her consulting engagements.

Additionally, Felicia lectures on corporate law and governance at Sciences Po, where she has taught since 2011 and where she has offered courses on comparative equality law, organizational behavior, and inequality and social change.  Felicia has also taught law courses at EDHEC Business School (Lille, France) and leadership at HEAD Law School (Paris).

She is the co-author of Mirvac: Building Balance (A) and (B) (INSEAD Publishing), a pair of business teaching cases awarded Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic ‘Diversity and Discrimination’ in 2020 by The Case Centre, colloquially referred to as the case teaching Oscars.  Felicia has published articles in the Sciences Po Law Review, and, among her numerous public speaking engagements, she has given two TEDx talks entitled The Courage to Uncover our Differences and Teaching Compassion to the Over-privileged.

Felicia graduated with Distinction from INSEAD’s Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change (EMCCC), and holds a BA, cum laude from Duke University, and a JD, cum laude from Harvard Law School.  While at Harvard, Felicia served as Editor-in-Chief of Volume 20 of the Harvard Women’s Law Journal

Although she no longer actively practices law, Felicia remains a member of the bar of the State of New York.  She is based in Paris.

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Leadership & Organisations

How Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Rule Creates Potential for Real Change

F. Henderson, Z. Kinias, C. Zeisberger

The new rules requiring qualitative and quantitative disclosure about board diversity will better inform investors and (hopefully) spur further progress.


Recognising and Confronting Racism in Europe

Felicia A. Henderson

Systemic racism is not only an American problem. The European experience demands a different kind of anti-racist conversation.
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Leadership & Organisations

Strategy and Leadership Lessons From the ‘Notorious RBG’

C Lin, F Henderson, Z Kinias

As the business world increasingly strives to be a catalyst for social justice and societal progress, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s work provides many valuable lessons for leaders.


Understanding the Origins of White Denial

Felicia Henderson & Zoe Kinias

Even as the existence of systemic racism becomes increasingly apparent, complacency is returning among white people. But research provides tools for reviving white racial consciousness, by remembering and celebrating common humanity.


Unearthing the Roots of Systemic Racism

F. Henderson, Z. Kinias

Dislodging deep-seated racism will require a comprehensive long-term strategy on the part of leaders, organisations and business schools.
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Leadership & Organisations

Challenging Assumptions About Flexible Work

Zoe Kinias & Felicia A. Henderson

How a CEO built better work-life balance in the gruelling property industry.