2022 is the year to redefine DEI.
From hybrid work to the launch of the metaverse, organizations have been forced to rethink and redefine their diversity, inclusion, and equity commitments and move beyond buzzwords.
Taking place on April 9, Move Beyond the Buzzwords, a DEI Summit, will strive to answer:
“As an MBA student, how can I help advance diversity, equity, and inclusion—in my life and at my future organization?”
Student leaders from six business schools are proud to present this annual MBA summit on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Featuring panels, workshops, networking sessions, and powerful keynotes, each day will be broken down into three guiding principles:
What is the business case for DEI? How can individuals and organizations intentionally increase awareness of biases? How does the intersectionality of identities play out?
As future leaders in a rapidly evolving world, understanding our personal biases and the natural inclinations of our society is the first step to achieving a more equal and equitable world. Intentions of our actions and their real impact must be reexamined and unseen discrimination needs to be questioned.
How can we be more effective as allies and not just bystanders? What roles do individuals in society and as employees play in building a culture of allyship and community?
Allyship is an individual action but the impact of allyship in creating belongingness and community can be seen across society and organizations. As individuals and as leaders, we must seek different perspectives and recognize our actions to become effective allies.
What actions can we take to influence change? How can individuals and organizations align their missions to their DEI agendas?
Although the business case for DEI is well-proven, organizations, and leaders must empower individuals to take action and foster an inclusive culture across all levels, identities, and geographies. As leaders, we must become sponsors to amplify the voices of others and drive change for a better tomorrow.
“MBA students are the future executives of tomorrow and we have a unique opportunity to create and capture value with these promising leaders.”
Harvard Business School
“I am passionate about inclusive leadership, breaking down barriers to equity, and creating spaces where difference is seen as an asset and where people can truly lead as their authentic selves.”
“I was excited by the prospect of leaders from across the top MBA programs in the country coming together to make a difference and wanted to be a part of it.”