Our Ambassadors

As we grow and build PWI, we have been talking to experts who can guide and support us during our journey. We are building an Ambassador program with which experts can help us bring to life the vision of PWI.

CEO 20-FIRST

 

Avivah is the CEO of 20-first, a global consulting firm working with companies interested in capturing the competitive advantage of gender, nationality, and generational balance. Her ground-breaking thought leadership is accessible through several seminal books and regular contributions to Harvard Business Review and Forbes. She’s done several TEDxtalks, has been recognised by ELLE Magazine as one of the Top 40 Women Leading Change and was recently celebrated by PWN Global with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Gender Balanced Leadership. Her book, Why Women Mean Business, was awarded the MANPOWER Best Book of the Year Prize. 

Executive Director

INSEAD Gender Initiative &

Emerging Markets

Director

Hoffman Global Institute for Business

& Society, Asia

Dr Vinika Rao is the Executive Director of the INSEAD Gender Initiative & Emerging Markets Institute, and Director of the Hoffman Global Institute for Business & Society, Asia. She started her career with an MNC bank and went on to become the Managing Director of an Indonesian conglomerate, before a serendipitous transition to education. Prior to INSEAD, she was Associate Professor of Strategy at the S.P. Jain Centre of Management, Singapore. Her research is in gender diversity in corporate leadership, specifically, the impact of male support on the self-regulating focus of female managers; as well as millennials & multigenerational influences in the workplace. She has an MBA from IIM Bangalore and a doctorate from the Singapore Management University. She currently sits on the boards of a non-profit organization and a think tank.