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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