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.

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.

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.

In the Media

Poets&Quants
August 28, 2020
Dean Jonathan Levin spoke with Benjamin Kohlmann, MBA ’17, about the school’s response to COVID-19, the transition to online learning and racial inequality.
QS TopMBA
August 26, 2020
Faculty member Stefanos Zenios, Senior Associate Dean Sarah A. Soule, and Lead DEI Strategist Lori Nishiura Mackenzie discuss Stanford Rebuild.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
August 20, 2020
Senior Associate Dean Sarah A. Soule discusses the research conducted to motivate and inform the Stanford GSB Action Plan for Racial Equity.
Quartz at Work
August 19, 2020
Senior Associate Dean Sarah A. Soule discusses the importance of racial justice in MBA programs to shape the next generation of anti-racist leaders.
INSEAD
August 19, 2020
Faculty member Adina Sterling shares advice for educators to maximize inclusion when using Zoom for virtual instruction or meetings.
Forbes
August 18, 2020
In this op-ed, lecturer Bill Meehan highlights Daryn Dodson, MBA ’07, and his personal experiences with racial prejudice and passion for racial justice.