Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
We empower people of all backgrounds to thrive in business and make businesses thrive.
Progress requires embedding values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into the DNA of our community.
Precollege programsThe Business Emerging Leaders Program (BEL) recruits and retains undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. New precollege camps are in development: Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, Finance and Banking, and McNulty-Hale Women’s Leadership Experience.
Multicultural Student CenterThis intentional space supports students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, helps build an inclusive community, and fosters a sense of belonging in the School.
Student Organization: D&I CouncilStudent leaders from various student organizations focus on building an inclusive community.
DEI Advisory CommitteeFaculty, staff, students, alumni, and corporate partners help achieve DEI goals and vision by affirming existing efforts, identifying areas of opportunity, and sharing best practices.
Skill building for faculty and staffSessions, workshops, and training are provided to all WSB community members. Course content focuses on inclusive leadership and cultural competency.
An ongoing commitment
To prepare trusted leaders, we embed diversity, equity, and inclusion in the curriculum.
Undergraduate students learn about social identities and cultures, as well as inclusive engagement, through an inclusive Leadership Badge.
Executive Education offerings include a DEI certificate with programming focuses on DEI leadership values, DEI in team building, and building a culture of inclusion and belonging in organizations.
Partnering with other committed organizations and programs continues to advance our progress.
WSB is a founding member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM), which advances historically underrepresented individuals by assisting in recruiting efforts.
WSB works with the Forté Foundation to increase the number of women in leadership positions in business.
The PhD Project was founded on the premise that advancements in workplace diversity can be propelled forward by increasing the diversity of business school faculty.
Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Partnerships with HBCUs—such as faculty and student exchanges—advance diverse relationships.
Creating a place where inclusive leaders grow and thrive
Embracing the need for diversity is just a first step. It must be accompanied by systemic attention to fostering equity and inclusion. Everyone must feel a sense of belonging, empowerment, and ownership.
Enhance diversity— particularly with underrepresented minorities and women—among students, faculty, and staff.
Develop skills related to inclusive leadership and cultural dexterity for students, faculty, and staff leading to greater inclusion and increased retention.
Ensure equity and inclusion in all systems and processes, including student and faculty recruitment, admissions, promotions, resource allocation, and decision-making for all stakeholders.