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Felicia Henderson

Felicia A. Henderson


Felicia A. Henderson is a Lecturer at INSEAD, where she co-directs the Advancing Diversity and Inclusion programme. She regularly lectures on diversity, equity and inclusion in organizations for INSEAD Executive Education programmes, including the Advanced Management Programme (PGA) for Brazilian leaders. 

She was an Executive-in-Residence with the INSEAD Gender Initiative from November 2022 through February 2023. In 2020, she served as Senior Advisor to the Core Team leading the taskforce charged with broadening equity, diversity and inclusion at INSEAD.

Felicia is the co-author (with Zoe Kinias) of Mirvac: Building Balance (A) and (B) (INSEAD Publishing), a pair of business teaching cases, for which they were awarded Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic ‘Diversity and Discrimination’ by The Case Centre. 

Outside of INSEAD, Felicia advises organisations on transforming culture and systems and equipping their leaders to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion. Her consulting interventions focus primarily on DEI strategy formulation, localization of DEI initiatives and enhancement of workplace well-being for members of underrepresented groups.

Felicia is also an adjunct lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, where she has taught undergraduate courses since 2011. Her primary teaching focus is corporate law and governance, and she has also offered courses on comparative equality law, organizational behaviour, and inequality and social change.

Her research focuses on board diversity, the dynamics of racial equity in European societies, and designing anti-racism initiatives for multinational corporations. She has published articles on leadership and on DEI topics in INSEAD Knowledge and the Sciences Po Law Review

Felicia regularly speaks about social identity and about equity, diversity, and inclusion practice. Among her numerous speaking appearances, 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 Change (EMC) programme, and holds a BA, cum laude from Duke University and a JD, cum laude from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Volume 20 of the Harvard Women’s Law Journal. Although she no longer practices law, Felicia remains a member of the bar of the State of New York. 

She is currently 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. A. 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

Z. Kinias, F. A. Henderson

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