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

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.

Building a Diverse and Inclusive School
Building a Diverse and Inclusive School
Sarah shares why these efforts are so important and what the school is doing to create meaningful and sustainable progress.

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.

Executive Education

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In the Media

School Story & News Search


October 18, 2021

Stanford Graduate School of Business Part Two (Podcast)

This podcast features Senior Associate Dean Sarah A. Soule, Dara Treseder, MBA ’14, and James Coulter, MBA ’86.


October 17, 2021

Beers with Latin Flavors: The Successful Recipe of Some Hispanic Entrepreneurs

This segment features SLEI Research Analyst Marlene Orozco who shares how Hispanic business-owners face implicit bias and discrimination. (Spanish)

CNBC Make It

October 14, 2021

5 Hispanic American Founders Open Up about Their Careers, Heritage and Closing the Wealth Gap: ‘There’s a Long, Hard Road to Success’

This article cites the 2020 State of Latino Entrepreneurship report and features four SLEI-ed alumni on how their heritage has influenced them as leaders.


October 14, 2021

B-Schools Put Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Front & Center

This article mentions Stanford GSB’s diversity ranking according to ​​Bloomberg Businessweek's inaugural diversity index as part of its Best B-Schools 2021-22 ranking.