Jan 2015

The Economist Writes About the LGBT MBA Fellowship

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Today The Economist’s WhyMBA Blog published an article about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students pursuing MBAs in Business Schools and mention the LGBT MBA Fellowship and participating school MIT Sloan School of Management.

Here’s an except:

MIT’s Sloan School of Management announced on January 5th one large step to encourage LBGT representation. It will offer a $10,000 fellowship to one or more class members each year from 2017. The fellowship is funded in partnership with Reaching Out MBA, which for its part supplies a support network of LGBT employees in various businesses. Between 20 and 30 students in MIT Sloan School of Management’s present cohort of 800 identify as LGBT, according to Jeff Carbone, the associate director of admissions at the school. The school also has a well-attended and active LGBT society, whose alumni founded Network Q, a networking website for LGBT MBA candidates and students.

The school is the twelfth to offer such a fellowship in conjunction with Reaching Out MBA; a thirteenth, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, was announced on January 12th. Two more are likely to sign up by the end of the month, says Mr Kidd. All hope to draw more LGBT students into schools and later, boardrooms.

Read the full article at The Economist.


Dec 2014

Have a Safe New Years Eve!

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We’d like to wish all our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and active ally MBA students, alumni and prospective graduates a safe and happy New Years Eve.

#ROMBA2014 attendees at the LGBT MBA Charity Party (sponsored by Target & Unilever), which raised $9,000 for the SF LGBT Center

We can’t to unveil new programming for 2015 including the Queer Women in Business Summit, LGBT Club Leadership Summit, Reaching Out Abroad: Brazil, Summer Treks for Admitted Students, The LGBT MBA Fellowship Summit and more!  Stay tuned…


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Dec 2014

LGBTQ MBA Video Profiles: Julie Andress & Gordon Schoenfeld of Yale School of Management

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In this video Julie & Gordon discuss how Yale SOM’s on-campus LGBT group, Out of Office, leverages the greater lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender graduate community at Yale for programming, seeks to turn “allies” into “active allies”, what it means to be out as an LGBT student and worker.

Yale School of Management is founding partner in the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship program – which provides a minimum $10,000 scholarship to a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or active ally (LGBTQA) business school applicants as well as  leadership opportunities and access to Reaching Out programming.

Our video interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender MBA leaders from on-campus clubs are back for the 2014-2015 year!  Want to know what activities these clubs do or advice that current business graduate students have for LGBTQ MBA applicants?  How about scholarship opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer MBAs or business graduates? These videos are a great sources for you.

Keep checking back through the rest of the year for more videos.

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