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REACHING OUT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SURVIVE WITHOUT THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR SPONSORS. ANNUALLY 80+ FIRMS SPONSOR THE ANNUAL ROMBA CONFERENCE & OTHER EVENTS WHERE THEY ARE ABLE TO RECRUIT NEW LGBT MBA & OTHER LGBT GRADUATE STUDENT TALENT, HELP RETAIN LGBT EMPLOYEES AND DEMONSTRATE THEIR COMMITMENT TO LGBT EQUALITY IN BUSINESS SCHOOL AND THE WORKPLACE.
Did you know you can recruit top lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender MBA & related graduate business students by sponsoring the Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Graduate Conference (otherwise known as ROMBA) and other LGBT MBA focused events throughout the year?
Reaching Out and its programming throughout the year would not be able to survive without the generous support of our corporate partners. Each year over 80 firms sponsor and attend Reaching Out events to recruit new gay MBA business talent, help retain LGBT employees and demonstrate their commitment to LGBT equality in business school and the workplace.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunties, either year-round or at the annual ROMBA Conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn about what opportunities to connect with LGBT MBA students and LGBT MBA professionals in 2016 including our annual ROMBA Conference – please contact Matt Cotty, our full-time Director of Development at email@example.com
Our summer treks for admitted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) admitted MBAs and masters students are designed as a learning & networking opportunities for those business students interested in exploring careers in specific industries. These are great opportunities for students to understand industries, company cultures, and expand their networks. Selection of students is by application and reviewed by participating companies. Last year 4 participating companies made hires from students attending these treks:
- Minneapolis with a focus on Marketing & Retail (June 23-24)
- NYC with a focus on Finance (July 7-8)
- San Francisco with a focus on Technology (July 14-15)
- Seattle with a focus on Technology & Retail (July 21-22)
Reaching Out has partnered with 30 global top MBA programs to launch the LGBT MBA Fellowship, a scholarship and leadership development program. Reaching Out programs content (in-person and digital) for each cohort and establishes structured mentorships for the exclusive group of students. The in-person cohort retreat for the Class of 2017 will be held in Boston from July 29-30.
Once again we will offer treks during the school year for current lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) MBA and other graduate students across our 50+ school partners. These treks will be city-based and cross-industry. Selection of students is by application and reviewed by participating companies. Cities under consideration include:
- Boston (Fall)
- Chicago (Fall)
- Atlanta (TBD)
- SWSW (March 2017)
2016-2017 Club Calls & Student Webinars
Reaching Out holds monthly club calls with all LGBT MBA Club Affiliates and starting in the fall of 2016 will begin hosting webinars designed for LGBT MBA students and LGBT MBA professionals to continue their educational experience.
2016-2017 Regional Salons & Networking Events
As Reaching Out expands its focus to include both LGBT MBA (and Graduate) students as well as LGBT MBA professionals/alumni, we will launch a series of special topic salons and networking events in the following cities: New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle.
The Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Graduate Conference, also known as ROMBA, is the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) graduate business school students - the largest gathering of LGBT business students in the world. Last year's conference had over 1,400 attendees (60% student, 40% professiona) with 85 participating companies recrutiing LGBT talent. Now in it's 18th year, 2016 proves to be the biggest and best year.
The summit, part of Reaching Out's larger Out Women in Business, will be a one day event for professional women at all career stages from entry level to Executive Director. It is designed to bring together the broader lesbian, bisexual and transgender professional community to foster a stronger network of visibility and support in the workplace, with the long-term goal of bringing more LBT women into business.
Fo the last ten year, Reaching Out has brought together 75-100 LGBT students who will be taking over their on-campus clubs to build your network, share ideas, and raise visibility through meeting and interacting with fellow MBA lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business school student leaders. Topics covered often include outreach on campus, building awareness, and growing LGBT MBA student club organizations.
The inaugural Reaching Out: Brazil Summit (TBD in São Paulo) gives lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) graduate and undergraduate students in Brazil and surrounding countries the opportunity to discover the value and importance of being out as an LGBT person in the workplace, form connections with their peers, be inspired by professional LGBT attendees who will share their own experiences and learn about career opportunities with top-tier employers in consulting, finance, technology and marketing, which are looking to recruit LGBT talent.