Chair Trip

Strasbourg Trip 2020-21

Chair Trip 2021

This year, the study trip was originally cancelled due to the pandemic. Our students managed to make the 7th study trip happen after the restrictions are lifted.

Strasbourg was chosen as the destination for its historical heritages especially during the World War II, the intersection of French and German culture, its significance to the European Union as well as its beautiful sceneries.

After arriving at the Hostel and settling down, our students started a meaningful Saturday by cycling around the city, followed by a traditional Alsatian meal and a boat trip along the Rhin.

Bruxelles Trip 2018-19

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The Leadership & Diversity Chair organized its 6th Annual Study trip to Brussels in March.

The three keywords related to diversity and inclusion that summarize this year’s study trip to Brussels were: Targets, Parenthood, and Flexibility.

Unlike France, Belgium does not have legal diversity quotas. However, at the three firms that we visited, representatives of Accenture, BNP Paribas Fortis, and L'Oréal Benelux all talked about measuring diversity and inclusion through setting targets and following the progress. For all three firms, setting realistic targets and measuring the progress helps the common understanding of collaborators around diversity issues and to move their firms towards a more inclusive workplace with these topics at the center. More Info.

Copenhagen Trip 2017-2018

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The Leadership & Diversity Chair organized its 6th Annual Study Trip with 23 chair students in Copenhagen, Denmark between March 15th and 18th, 2018. The trip consisted of workshops and conferences. On day 1, the Chair students visited a prominent Danish firm, Novo Nordisk to discuss its social commitment with the project “Cities Changing Diabetes”. The following day, they spent their time at CBS (Copenhagen Business School) with many international students. They worked in groups on the subject “Global Leadership and Story Making inside culture”. As in the previous years, the study trip was one of the highlights of the Leadership and Diversity Chair experience.

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Copenhagen Trip 2016-17

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Following our tradition started in 2013, the Leadership & Diversity Chair organized its Annual Study Trip with 26 chair students to Copenhagen, Denmark between March 16th and 19th, 2017. The trip consisted of activities & conferences for the chair members. On day 1, the chair students visited two prominent Danish firms, Danske Bank & Maersk to understand their work cultures & underlying diversity issues. The following day, they spent their time with CBS (Copenhagen Business School) students working in groups on the subject of Global Leadership at the Studio, CBS. As in previous years, the study trip was one of the highlights of the Leadership and Diversity Chair experience.

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Copenhagen Trip 2015-16

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Following our tradition started in 2013, the Chair organized its Annual Study Trip with 20 chair students to Copenhagen, Denmark between April 14th and 17th, 2016. The students visited Maersk Supply Services, ISS World Services and Copenhagen Business House on Friday, April 15th, and participated in a Leadership Workshop at The Studio, Copenhagen Business School with CBS students on Saturday, April 16th. As in previous years, the study trip was one of the highlights of the Leadership and Diversity Chair experience.

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Copenhagen Trip 2014-15

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Do women have different career aspirations than men? Are women not using the same strategies as men? These were some of the questions addressed by the “Gender Journey”, an event organized by the ESSEC Leadership and Diversity Chair to heighten awareness of gender issues in the workplace that attracted over 50 participants on March 17, 2015. The lunchtime panel discussion with Pascale Marcou of Catalyst Europe , and Chantal Do of Women’Up-La Fusee, an association founded by former L&D chair students, focused on the Gen Y perspective on gender issues and the expectations and opportunities for women and men of this generation. In order to prepare students to be gender inclusive, three interactive and experiential workshops were organized in the afternoon in the K-lab by Chair students and Women’Up members around coaching, networking and work-life balance.