Taking a Stand Against Racism

We are committed to driving change towards dismantling systemic racism by taking personal action, by embracing the expertise and energy of our community members, and by leveraging our resources.

Dean Jonathan Levin

Commitment to Change

As we state in this pledge, we, the leadership of the school, are united in our commitment to change. We know we have a lot of work to do, and will continue to update this page as we articulate the specific actions and initiatives required to achieve these goals.

From the Community

June 05, 2020

The Stanford Black Business Student Association challenges the Stanford GSB community to lead in the fight against racial violence and injustice.

In 2019, we took a hard look at our performance in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and articulated broad goals for the school in order to hold ourselves accountable.

Today, these broadly defined goals continue to be our focus: increase the diversity of our community; create an inclusive and welcoming campus community, and an inclusive classroom and learning experience; empower and support communities underrepresented in our efforts to date, with a specific focus on our Black community; support new research efforts; extend our impact beyond the school by harnessing the power of existing networks — within Stanford GSB and Stanford University, across our students and alumni, and within society.

Free Learning Resource

This self-paced journey is designed to take about 45 minutes a day. It includes a series of readings, exercises, opportunities for reflections, and actions you can take.

Executive Education

Transform your leadership, build community, and explore the complexities of showing up authentically in this unique program for Black leaders.

In the Media

School Story & News Search


May 26, 2021

Want to Promote Allyship in Your Company? Crowdsource It

This op-ed offers advice on how to honor the contributions of the AAPI community during this heritage month to break through myths and engage in allyship.


May 12, 2021

At Stanford GSB, an Asian Heritage Month Fraught With Meaning

Students from the Stanford GSB Asian Business Student Association discuss what AAPI Heritage Month means to them.


May 10, 2021

Who Owns the AAPI Brand? From Stereotypes to Stories

Emeritus faculty member Chip Heath discusses the power of stories and how they appeal to both our emotional and rational sides.

CNBC TechCheck

May 06, 2021

Access to Capital Remains a Big Challenge for Black Businesses

This video highlights Stanford GSB’s research on U.S. Black-owned businesses and features Fatima Dicko, MBA ’18, who shares her entrepreneurial journey.


May 04, 2021

These Black and Brown Leaders Are Stepping up to Normalize Mental Health Conversations

This article highlights the launch of Stanford GSB’s Black Leaders Program.


April 30, 2021

Stanford University Launches Exclusive Program for Black Leaders

Senior Associate Dean Brian S. Lowery discusses Stanford GSB’s new Black Leaders Program, a collaborative learning program for Black leaders and allies.