LGBTQ+ Students

Thrive in an inclusive community committed to supporting LGBTQ+ perspectives.

Stanford GSB is a launchpad for LGBTQ+ students and allies to further develop and refine leadership toolkits authentic to whom they are.

Take advantage of the many different academic, professional, and social opportunities available at Stanford GSB to find your voice, develop your business acumen, and grow as a leader.

Explore academically with courses like Interpersonal Dynamics and Equity by Design: Building Diverse and Inclusive Organizations. Grow community with GSB Pride. Take advantage of opportunities with the diverse LGBTQ+ community of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Live, learn, and lead in a way that is authentically you.

Community Voices

Getting Involved

There are more than fifty clubs and organizations that reflect the diversity of our student body and its interests. Students have the opportunity to lead identity groups as a way to share experiences, foster greater understanding, and build community across the school.

GSB Pride is a social and socially active organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students at Stanford GSB. This student-led organization sponsors events, serves as a resource, and increases awareness of LGBTQ+ issues in business.

Q&A with GSB Pride
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Q&A with GSB Pride
Stanford GSB ’20 students answer questions about the MBA experience and share information about GSB Pride and the LGBTQ+ community.

Resources for Students

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MBA 2022

Pride month is a time to reflect on how far I have come, to challenge the narratives I have of myself and others, and to celebrate. The last part is very important for me personally because I want to elevate and appreciate the amazing queer folks at the GSB, many of whom I have been incredibly fortunate to get to know over the past year. This community is one of the most inclusive, inspiring and exceptional group of people I have ever met. I am grateful for their friendship and presence that enrich my and everyone’s GSB experience every day.

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MBA 2022

I think we are so lucky to have a community here where there is this instant trove of shared histories, lived apart. Where some things are just understood, and you never need to feel self-conscious about the parts of you that you share. Our queer women come from all walks of life — military, data science, investing, consulting, tech — and yet we have this fundamental connection to each other. Queer women struggle with visibility and representation in most corporate spaces, and so to have a group of women who just get it is invaluable.

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MBA 2022

Feminism has opened the door for me to ask myself questions about my sexuality. Learning about gender and exploring how being a woman influenced me throughout my life, has given me the courage to explore my sexual identity and find what truly feels right and where I fully feel I am my authentic self. I’m proud of my journey, feel honored to be part of this community, and while there is still a lot of work to do towards equal rights to all people who are LGBTQ+, it’s amazing to see the increasing support in our fight from year to year.