Jennifer Petriglieri is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, and the author of Couples That Work a book about how working couples can thrive over a lifetime of love and work. She directs the Executive Education Management Acceleration Programme, the Women Leaders Programme and the INSEAD Gender Diversity Programme.
Her award-winning research and teaching focus on identity, leadership, and career development. She is particularly interested in how people’s close relationships shape who they become professionally and personally, and how moments of uncertainty and crisis make us who we are. Jennifer was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 New Thinker and Talent awards, and named one of the world’s best 40 business school professors under 40 by Poets & Quants.
A British citizen, Jennifer earned a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from INSEAD. She also holds an MBA from IMD, Switzerland, and a BSc in genetics from Nottingham University, UK. Prior to joining INSEAD, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow of Organisational Behaviour at the Harvard Business School. Having lived and worked on three continents, she is now settled in France with her husband and two children.
• How can working couples build a fulfilling relationship and maintain two meaningful careers over their working lives?
• Couples oscillate between periods of stability and periods of difficulty, which arise at three transition points
• The most common misunderstanding is that to thrive through their transitions couples must focus on and fix the practical aspects of their lives; childcare arrangements, scheduling and location decisions
• Couples relationships become fatally flawed when they develop an imbalance of power. The power to get when they ask, and do things they want
• The key to thriving over the long term is developing a habit of talking about what matters most, the lines you are unwilling to cross and your fears for the future