Apr 2015

LGBT MBA Club Event: USC Marshall GALA LGBT Case Study & Panel

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This content was contributed by Kenny Burns, a second year MBA at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business & & co-leader of GALA (Gay and Lesbian Association)

On April 22nd, USC Marshall’s GALA had its first LGBT case study and panel. The event was an opportunity for GALA to engage with our broader Marshall peers & allies.  It was attended by 60 people, doubling the number we expected. The panelists brought a very diverse perspective that made it a round learning experience for LGBT business students and MBA allies alike.  We have received overwhelming positive feedback about the event and plan to continue this moving forward.

Panelists included: 

Ryan Mayes (2nd year Marshall MBA, BCG Consultant)
Megan Prichard (McKinsey Engagement Manager, GLAM Lead)
Dennis Rook (USC Marshall Department of Marketing, Professor)
Justin Jones (1st year Marshall MBA, DirecTV Content Acquisition)

The panel was moderated by an LGBT MBA ally:
Nate Glassman (1st year USC Marshall MBA, EY Consultant)

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