MBA Diversity Conferences


In-Person | Stanford, CA

For those interested in pursuing an MBA degree, join us in person at the Knight Management Center to connect with others, learn about the admissions process and life at Stanford GSB, and get inspired by the opportunities at Stanford and beyond.

We are hosting two events on campus this spring focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in business.

Saturday, March 16 | In-Person

The Women in Leadership (WiL) conference brings together prospective students, current students, and staff for a day of workshops, panel discussions, networking, and socializing.

Hosted by Stanford MBA Admissions, WiL highlights the strong community of women and allies at Stanford GSB who aim to build a supportive network and foster a more equitable and gender-mindful business world. In addition, WiL provides you with information around pursuing an MBA and the distinctive learning environment at Stanford GSB.

This event has concluded. The 2025 Conference date will be announced in January 2025.

Women at Stanford GSB

Women at Stanford GSB

Women in Management (WIM) and the extended women’s community at Stanford GSB, along with their allies, are fostering a more equitable and gender-mindful business world. Listen to club members Abhi Arora, MBA ’23, Divya Giyanani, MBA ’23, Samina Hydery, MBA ’23, Rachel Diebner, MBA ’23, and Charlotte Camacho, MBA ’23, discuss their experience at the GSB.
Saturday, May 18| In-Person

Diversity in Leadership, known around campus as DiL, brings together prospective students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the MBA classroom. At DiL, you’ll learn more about the Stanford MBA experience through workshops, panel discussions, networking, and socializing with prospective students, current students, and staff.

Who Should Attend

All are welcome! We are designing these events to help inform a diverse set of attendees by including panelists, students, and staff who have a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

These events are for anyone who is thinking about an MBA, including those who aren’t sure whether it is the right next step and those who are already planning to apply. Attendees will have a chance to learn more about Stanford GSB, the program, and admissions. Our hope is that these events will help you make an informed decision about what is the right next step to take.

If you need a disability-related accommodation for one of our events, please email MBA admissions or call us at 1-650-723-2766. Requests should be made at least one week before the event.

--Diversity in Leadership Conference attendee
--Women in Leadership Conference attendee

Register for Free

There is no cost to register and attend the events. If however, you’re not able to attend, or find that your plans change, please click the “cancel registration” button in your event confirmation email so that we can open up your space to someone else.

These events will not be live streamed nor recorded

Transportation & Lodging

We do not cover transportation or lodging expenses for these events. 

For lodging options near Stanford University, we recommend the following resources:

Virtual Events & Recordings

Can’t make it in person? We also host a variety of online events throughout the year where you can hear about the GSB experience from students, alumni, and staff.