Stanford MBA students in a class. Credit: Elena Zukhova

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to making positive change in the diversity, equity, and inclusion of our community, teaching, and research, now and into the future.

Updates From Leadership

February 23, 2021

Senior Associate Dean Sarah Soule reaffirms our commitment to the goals laid out in our Action Plan for Racial Equity and provides an update to the work we have done since we published the APRE in July 2020.

Our Commitment

We believe we will best enact our mission when all members of our community are able to leverage the experiences and ideas of others, embrace different viewpoints, feel that they belong, and know that their contributions are valued.

Sharing Our Vision

Senior Associate Dean Sarah A. Soule oversees diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this video, she shares the importance of these efforts in developing principled and purposeful leaders who will create lasting change in the world.

To further strengthen our long-term commitment, Lori Nishiura Mackenzie serves as the lead strategist for DEI, and will support efforts across our school and Stanford University overall.

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In the Media

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March 17, 2021

The “Confidence Gap” in STEM Jobs

This article highlights faculty member Adina D. Sterling’s research on why women in STEM jobs consistently get lower starting offers than men.

Bloomberg Businessweek

March 16, 2021

Stanford B-School Dean Jonathan Levin on Diversity, Jobs, and COVID

In this article, Dean Jonathan Levin discusses Stanford GSB’s DEI initiatives, the job market, and the school’s outlook for the future.


March 16, 2021

Women in Food Tech: 3 Scientists Pioneering the Future of Food

This article highlights research by courtesy faculty member Shelley J. Correll that examines the underrepresentation of women in STEM.

Chicago Tribune

March 02, 2021

Black and Latino Directors Largely Missing from Illinois Corporate Boards, First-of-Its-Kind Diversity Report Finds

Emeritus faculty member David F. Larcker shares the importance of researching how companies promote workers from within to encourage diversity.