It’s now been three years since our inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report, which outlined our continuing commitment to help shape a better future at Stanford GSB and beyond.
The first two years, the report focused on the data we collected, the challenges we identified, the solutions we imagined, and the strategic pilot programs we were building. All these efforts remain important, and we see an opportunity to share the stories of other initiatives across Stanford GSB. That’s why this year’s report focuses on the impact of our efforts so far.
We hope that by sharing stories of these small successes through our networks — within Stanford GSB and Stanford University, among our students and alumni, and within society — we can encourage broader change that in turn will contribute to inclusion and a sense of belonging in our organizations and communities.
Stories of Impact
This year’s impact stories report on short- and long-term pilots that contribute to each of our primary DEI goals. In some cases their impact has already been felt, while others are longer-term investments. In developing each initiative, we continued to rely on the use of a “DEI lens” that enables us to consider diversity, equity, and inclusion in all the work we do.
As one of the nation’s leading business schools, this work is fundamental to our mission of producing principled leaders from diverse backgrounds capable of leading equitable organizations that create positive change in the world.
Action Plan for Racial Equity
This year’s report also includes an update to our July 2020 Action Plan for Racial Equity. In 2021, we elevated the APRE to become our sixth DEI goal, reflecting an ongoing commitment to address racial inequality within our community, Stanford University, and society at large.
We know our work to date is propelled by a large community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni working together to produce needed and lasting change. We are grateful to all of you who have shared your feedback, insights, and talent with us in this effort, and look forward to continuing this critical work with your help.
Let us know what you think. We look forward to hearing from you.