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Zoe Kinias

Zoe Kinias

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour


Zoe Kinias is an Associate Professor (with tenure) at INSEAD and was the founding Academic Director of INSEAD’s Gender Initiative. Her research focuses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), how it connects with identities, and interventions to enable leveraging everyone's talent. The intersection of gender and culture emerges in her work, which investigates both common themes across national cultures and cultural variance. Zoe publishes in leading peer reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Psychological Science, and Organisational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes. Her research has been highlighted for business audiences in Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg, Forbes and Programme Eve. Her teaching and impact work aim to enable students and global leaders to build gender balance, be anti-racist, and nurture inclusion and belonging.

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Bringing DEI into the Core of Our Institutions

M. Akinola, Z. Kinias, M. Norton, B. Kessler

Implementing DEI concepts effectively in business-school classrooms requires support from both institutions and the wider community.


The Pandemic Has Dealt a Blow to Gender Balance

Zoe Kinias

Here’s what business leaders can do about it.


Business Schools Can Help ‘Break the Bias’ for Women

Zoe Kinias

Institutions like INSEAD are uniquely equipped to address systemic biases.


Lessons in Sustainable Change Management: #deCOALonize Kenya

W. Mungai, L. White, Z. Kinias

The campaign to prevent the construction of a coal power plant on an idyllic island in the Indian Ocean.

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.


Why Allyship Is Key to Gender Balance

I. Mihov, Z. Kinias

To achieve equity, both men and women must advocate for it.