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Apr 2016

Ally Week at NYU Stern

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At Reaching Out, we’re proud to be affiliated with some really incredible LGBTQ clubs at MBA programs around the country. Last week, OutClass at NYU’s Stern School of Business held its annual Ally Week, and we wanted to share it with all of Reaching Out’s readers.

Allyship: an active and consistent practice of unlearning and re-evaluating beliefs and actions, in which a person seeks to work in solidarity with a marginalized individual or group of people

Originally focused on LGBTQ programming, Ally Week at NYU Stern has grown in recent years to include the many affinity clubs and identities within the student body.  Each year, Stern finds ways of including new perspectives and cross-identities, and this year was no different. The week kicked off on Monday with a workshop led by Google about inclusion and the role of allyship in team environments. On Tuesday, small lunch discussions at local Greenwich Village restaurants were moderated by affinity club leaders, followed in the evening by a panel about Asian stereotypes. On Wednesday, the club screened the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor, with a Q&A featuring director Peggy Rajski as well as Jason-Daniel Fair from The Trevor Project. Thursday, the group held an “Ask Anything” forum, followed by Stern’s weekly beer blast hosted by Stern Women in Business. On Friday and Saturday, OutClass and the other Stern affinity groups organized community service projects around the city. All through the week, allyship took over Stern’s lobby with an ally pledge and public ally board. The word ally continues to have a strong meaning within LGBTQ advocacy, but OutClass has found kindred spirits in the many contributors and sponsors of a now annual event: Stern Diversity Committee, Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students, Military Veteran’s Club, Stern Women in Business, Asian Business Society, Stern Community Service, Stern Parents, Google, and Accenture.

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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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