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Nov 2017

Meet the LGBTQ MBA Fellows: Will Taylor

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The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship is a scholarship and leadership development program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer 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 access to all Reaching Out programming (including the ROMBA Conference), LGBTQ mentors, digital programming, and a leadership summit exclusively for the Fellows.  Since the inception of the ROMBA Fellowship 129 students have received over US$6.2M in scholarship support from participating schools.

This fall Reaching Out welcomed the third class of the ROMBA Fellows. These 56 fellows come from 35 top business schools and over the next month we’ll introduce each of them to you.

41 MBA programs will be part of the Fellowship for the 2017-2018 application cycle. To learn about the Fellowship and let schools know of your interest here.


Will Taylor is an MBA candidate at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Originally from Raleigh, N.C., he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012 with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. While at UNC, he was an active member on campus, holding leadership positions within student government and the campus YMCA, and serving as member of the Chancellor Student Innovation Team. After graduating, he moved to New York City and worked as an investment banking analyst with a focus on consumer & retail clients before exiting to a client — joining the Corporate Strategy team at the Hudson’s Bay Company. Over the last three years, he worked on a number of key initiatives across the organization. This includes leading the post-merger integration efforts of the Gilt Groupe into the HBC portfolio of retail banners across every aspect of the business. Outside of work, Will is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys traveling to new cities and eating good food.

What made you consider business school?
Business school has always been a dream of mine. As an undergraduate, I knew I wanted to pursue a master’s degree to further my education, expand my network, and grow in my career as a future business leader.

What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?
The opportunities! To learn, to be challenged, to meet new people, to try new things, to travel, to grow and to graduate a more thoughtful, impactful leader for the world.

Who are some of the leaders (in the LGBTQ community, in business, or in society) that most inspire you?
During my pursuit of an MBA, I had the pleasure of meeting Vivienne Ming, a ROMBA advocate and mentor, at Yale SOM. During her talk titled “Using Machine Learning to Unlock Human Potential”, she opened my eyes to the endless possibilities of breaking down barriers and using science to further the role of business in society.  Further, I was greatly inspired by Randy Pausch’s book “The Last Lecture,” which has taught me how to live my life to the fullest.

What’s one thing everyone should know about you?
I prefer red wine to white, gin to vodka, mayo to mustard, steak to chicken, sweet to savory and enjoy cooking as an avid chef with five years of personal experience and two years of volunteer experience in a professional kitchen. My signature dish is a Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo.

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Feb 2015

Queer Women in Business Summit: Communications & Negotiations Workshop

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We are thrilled to announce that Judith White, Visiting Associate Professor of Business Administration at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, will facilitate a workshop on building stronger communication and negotiation during the Queer Women in Business Summit.  The interactive session will focus on making sure your voice is heard as an lesbian, bisexual or transgender professional and give attendees great practice in terms of building strong communication and negotiation skillsLearn more about Judith below.

Content at the Queer Women in Business Summit will be applicable to lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women in all phases of their careers. Attendees can look forward to speeches from LBT business leaders like Christie Smith, panels exploring issues at specific career stages and issues around intersectionality within the LBT community, a series of inspirational TED-style talks, a workshop around building stronger communication skills, and structured interactive breakouts that designed to build personal networks and foster organic mentor/mentee relationships in their industries.

Register for QUIB ($99 for professionals and $49.50 for students using the code LBTstudent)

Judith White is an expert in negotiation and organizational behavior. Her current research is focused on gender and diversity in groups, multi-disciplinary teams, narcissism and negotiation, and conflict management. At Tuck, she teaches a course on negotiations, a research-to-practice seminar on measuring the effects of a diverse workforce, and executive education sessions on negotiations and conflict management.

Professor White’s research articles have appeared in such journals as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Social Issues.She serves on the editorial board of  Organization Science and contributes to the Harvard Business Review blog network.

She has been the recipient of the George W. Goethals Award for Teaching Excellence from Harvard University; Eliot Dissertation Fellowship at Harvard University; and Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, Professor White was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a visiting scholar, Harvard Business School. She has also served as a public interest law advisor at Harvard Law School; a mediator with Cambridge Dispute Settlement Center; a staff attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services;  and an associate general counsel with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

She received her BA from Indiana University, Bloomington, her JD from Yale University and her PhD from Harvard University. – See more at: http://exec.tuck.dartmouth.edu/about-us/faculty/judith-b-white#sthash.DuQc739n.dpuf

Liberty Mutual is the title sponsor for the inaugural QUIB Summit!

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