We share an annual report to measure progress toward our goals, hold ourselves accountable, and define the priorities for the year ahead.
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Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report
It goes without saying that 2020 has been an unusually difficult year. The calls for racial justice and an end to systemic racism brought us on a journey led by our Black students and alumni and their allies. This is a journey of learning how we can do better — not just on our broader diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, but by and for the Black community.
In this year’s report, we start with an update on our Action Plan for Racial Equity, and then provide updates on each of our broader DEI goals established in 2019. The full report provides additional background, supporting data, and concrete examples of our efforts.
Update on Our Action Plan for Racial Equity
In late July 2020, we released our Action Plan for Racial Equity and committed to this being the focus of our work moving forward. Since July, we have made progress toward meeting our goals and strategies that aim to advance racial equity in society and within our own community.
|Build a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging||
|Make a Positive Change Beyond Stanford GSB||
|Hold Ourselves Accountable||
|See the full set of updates on the Action Plan for Racial Equity in the report.|
Progress on DEI Goals
Our inaugural report, released in December 2019, reviewed the foundations of our work, outlined the model of change used so far, and established our five broader goals for DEI. We continue to follow a data-driven approach, which involves building strategic pilots and sharing wins (and losses) with the broader world.
In this year’s report, we are providing an update on our progress, which includes the following selection of strategic pilots that we have launched, or made progress on, within the past year.
|Increase the Diversity of Our Stanford GSB Community||
|Create an Inclusive Classroom and Learning Experience||
|Create an Inclusive and Welcoming Campus Community||
|Support New Research Efforts||
|Share Good Ideas with the World||
We recognize that we’re on a learning journey. We discovered insights and lessons for growth. We share them with the aim of advancing our collective work, as well as being transparent about areas where we need to improve.
One key lesson that we want to highlight is that diversity, equity, and inclusion must be embedded in everything we do — meaning that we consider DEI in all of the processes and work that we do.
This past year, we found that members of our community are now actively using a DEI lens to examine everything they do, and are finding and creating small wins in each of our priority areas.
Our goals for the 2020–21 academic year are to continue to focus our efforts associated with the Action Plan for Racial Equity.
Here are some examples of additional priorities that we are focusing on in the upcoming year to continue our work on the APRE:
- Hire and onboard a director of diverse alumni communities to engage our alumni community in taking meaningful action
- Create educational programs centered on Black leaders
- Evaluate the inaugural work of the Stanford GSB DEI Council and Alumni DEI Taskforce
- Expand and diversify our expert networks and those we are learning from
Across Stanford GSB, we embrace this notion of shared responsibility across our incredibly passionate community. We would like to thank our contributors and invite you to let us know how we can do better.