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.

Dean Jonathan Levin
Sunday Message: June 7, 2020

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.

From the Community

June 05, 2020

The Stanford Black Business Student Association challenges the Stanford GSB community to lead in the fight against racial violence and injustice.

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.

Free Learning Resource

This self-paced journey is designed to take about 45 minutes a day. It includes a series of readings, exercises, opportunities for reflections, and actions you can take.

In the Media

School Story & News Search

Smith Business Insight

April 01, 2021

Building Diverse Communities: A Research Seminar and Panel Discussion

This article highlights a research seminar featuring Senior Associate Dean Sarah A. Soule’s insight on how Stanford GSB builds diverse communities.

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.

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.


March 01, 2021

Why Diversity Matters for Stanford Graduate School of Business

Senior Associate Dean Sarah A. Soule discusses the importance of DEI at Stanford GSB and taking action to dismantle systemic racism.


February 26, 2021

How to Lead Your Company as a True Ally

This op-ed offers advice for leaders looking to explore their understanding of how to be an effective ally in the workplace.


February 24, 2021

Black History Month: Impressions from Stanford MBA Students

Students from Stanford GSB’s Black Business Student Association reflect on the meaning of Black History Month and acknowledge the work left to be done.