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Mar 2018

Recap: LGBTQ MBA Clubs Month of Service

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During the month of February 2018, Reaching Out worked with clubs enrolled in the Club Affiliates Program to plan events across school campuses aimed at providing support to national and local community organizations. This presented an opportunity for students in the LGBTQ MBA community to demonstrate their dedication to helping the broader LGBTQ movement progress by giving back to organizations focused on social impact. Clubs that decided to participate signed a pledge committing to take part in community service and volunteering during the month of February.

Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting each school and the work that they did with a community organization.

Thank you to all of the clubs who participated! 

Out & Allied – Rice University, Jones School of Business
UNC KFBS Pride Club – University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Cohort Q – Boston University, Questrom School of Management
Out Network – Babson College, Olin School of Business
Scheller Pride – Georgia Tech, Scheller School of Business
Out&Allied – Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
OutClass – New York University, Stern School of Business
Smith Pride Alliance – University of Maryland, Smith School of Business
Pride @ Kellogg – Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
HBS LGBT Student Association – Harvard Business School
EQual MBAs at McCombs – University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
Out4Business – The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Out For Business – Cornell University, Johnson College of Business
Cluster Q – Columbia Business School
IE Out Club – IE Business School, IE University
Out for Business at Ross – University of Michigan, Ross School of Management


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Oct 2017

A ROMBA Love Story: Jens & Amol

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Amol and Jens met at the Reaching Out conference in Boston back in 2012 — Jens was a strategy consultant at Bain & Co and in charge of their LGBTQ recruiting outreach, and Amol was in his second year of business school. After a brief chat at the conference, they kept running into each other when Jens would go to campus for company presentations and to interview candidates. They went on their first date a few months later and the rest is history. They got married two years ago and live in New York. Amol is now a sales manager at Facebook and Jens is the General Manager of ADP Ventures, ADP’s new business incubator.

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Oct 2016

Meet the LGBT MBA Fellows: Angelo Carino

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The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship is a scholarship and leadership development program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and active ally MBAs in full-time programs.  Each Fellows receives at least $10,000 funding per academic year (or $20,000 total for his/her/their two years) in addition free lifetime access to all Reaching Out programming (including the ROMBA Conference), LGBT mentors, and a leadership summit exclusively for the Fellows.  

This fall Reaching Out welcomed the second class of the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellows.  These 44 fellows come from 30 top business schools and over the next month we’ll introduce each of them to you.

35 MBA programs will be part of the Fellowship for the 2016-2017 application cycle.  To learn about the Fellowship and let schools know of your interest here

MEET ANGELO CARINO (Harvard Business School)

Angelo Carino was born and raised in New Rochelle, NY before heading off to Dartmouth College where he majored in Economics, with a fictitious minor in campus leadership, as he likes to joke. Since graduation, Angelo joined Google’s business organization and in the past 5 years there has held a variety of roles across sales and marketing, and across the country. Currently Angelo works as a product marketing manager for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in San Francisco where he is responsible for all digital brand and awareness campaigns for GCP globally.     Angelo is most passionate about issues of social justice, equality, and diversity & inclusivity, including: women’s rights, LGBT rights, empowering diverse and small businesses, mental health awareness, and socioeconomic status. Though his full-time role is in Product Marketing, Angelo’s aspiration in life is to empower the growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs, specifically minority- and LGBT -owned businesses, by eliminating obstacles to online entry. In his personal time, Angelo led the conception and development of the Accelerate with Google Academy, created to assist minority-, LGBT -, and women-owned businesses in establishing a web presence and growing their businesses online. He also helped launch Google’s first-ever Small Business Supplier Diversity Program, created to increase diversity in Google supplier base and purchasing. He is a passionate boxer, spoken word poet, proud Uncle, YouTube fanatic, fantasy reader, One Young World Coordinating Ambassador, and award-winning activist for justice and equality for all. He’ll be attending Harvard Business School in the Fall of 2016.

What made you consider business school?
For the past 5 years, I’ve worked only in the sales/advertising and marketing space for a large technology company. This road, though wonderful, has not lined up that well with my long-term goal to maximize organizational impact and success for socially-minded entrepreneurs and small-business owners. I plan to attend business school, gain a depth of knowledge both inside and outside of the classroom, and afterwards transition into generalist consulting to grow my business knowledge, across diverse industries. And subsequently join a leading social/public-sector consulting firm, thus realigning with my long-term plan.

What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?
The people, the travel, the case method, the diversity of experiences and perspectives, and Harvard’s Innovation Lab.

Who are some leaders (in business, in the LGBTQ community, in society) that most inspire you?
Tracy Chapman … “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution”

What’s one thing everyone should know about you?
I’m an Aquarius, ‘to a T’. Oh, and as the White Rabbit would say, “I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!”

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