Office of Diversity & Inclusion

An intense, diverse, and authentic community

Welcome to Johnson's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). We're proud to be the first top business school to have an office focused on supporting the rising generation of women, minority, and LGBTQ leaders. 

ODI is dedicated to creating forums for positive conversation and collaboration between all members of our student body. Together, we can foster a culture that not only values differences, but also leverages them as sources of strength and innovation  on campus, and in the professional world.

Our mission is three-fold:

  1.  To build a community of students, faculty, and staff who reflect the diversity of global business.
  2.  To provide thought leadership, training, and open dialogue around a range of diversity issues for underrepresented student groups and their allies.
  3. To create an environment of inclusion where all individuals feel supported, valued, and ready to step into their role as global leaders.

Join the conversation. Send us an email, join us at an upcoming event, and follow us on Twitter @ODI_Johnson.


Premier Events
Johnson Women in Business

September 21-22, 2017

Johnson Women in Business

Johnson Women in Business (JWIB) is our female student hosting event. Find out what the business school experience is really like from current Johnson women, faculty, staff and alumni.

Johnson Means Business

October 26-27, 2017

Johnson Means Business

Johnson Means Business (JMB) is our diverse student weekend. Learn about our MBA programs, and how to position yourself as a top candidate for MBA admissions.

Diversity Symposium 2015

October 27, 2017

Diversity Symposium

The Diversity Symposium is held in conjunction with Johnson’s diversity recruitment weekend, Johnson Means Business.


Upcoming Events

8/17/2017    4:00pm

Standing in Solidarity with Darden

Sage Atrium

8/18/2017    12:00pm

Women's Welcome Retreat

Statler Ballroom

8/27/2017    11:00am

ODI - Out 4 Business Welcome Brunch

Statler - Rowe Room



Why Johnson?

Students and alumni reflect on why Johnson was the right place for them.


Twitter icon @ODI_Johnson

Jamie Joshua

Jamie Joshua
@Jamiejoshuaesq

My #CornellMBA family makes me smile! Great way to start the morning welcoming in our new class… https://t.co/PIpmfIzbCQ

22 Apr 2017

Jamie Joshua

Jamie Joshua
@Jamiejoshuaesq

Welcome to our newest #CornellMBA @fortefoundation Fellows! #DJ2017 Photo Cred: @judi_byers https://t.co/s5KTITkUnM

22 Apr 2017

Johnson ODI

Johnson ODI
@ODI_Johnson

So excited to welcome the @cgsm_mba Class of 2019 to the @CornellMBA family! https://t.co/FeCH2HxZ1V

22 Apr 2017


Wilbur Parker: A Worthy Vision

Distinguished alumnus Wilbur Parker ’50, MBA ’50, reflects on his experience at Cornell and Johnson, and the role they played in powering his dreams and ambitions.

Irene Rosenfeld ’75, MS ’77, PHD ’80, Chairman and CEO, Kraft Foods/Mondelez International

Rosenthal provides career advice to women.