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.

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Ann Richards

Ann Richards

Pleased to see a panel of women in financial services. Great role models for new MBA's. #CornellMBA #ForteTurnsItUp

17 Jun 2016

Ann Richards

Ann Richards

@heyPegy says "Cornell offers a lot of support to entrepreneurs". Love to support women entrepreneurs. #CornellMBA. #ForteTurnsItUp

18 Jun 2016

Jamie Joshua

Jamie Joshua

The @CornellMBA @fortefoundation women representing at the word wall!! #ForteTurnsItUp #cornellmba

18 Jun 2016

Upcoming Events

7/31/2016    10:30am

Mosaic Orientation - by invitation.

Yale & Princeton Room, Statler Hotel

8/17/2016    9:00am

Diversity Theater

Statler Auditorium

8/19/2016    1:00pm

Women's Welcome Retreat

G10 Biotech Hall

Premier Events
Johnson Women in Business

September 22-23, 2016

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.
Apply online to JWiB 2016

Johnson Means Business

October 20-21, 2016

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.
Apply online to JMB 2016

Diversity Symposium 2015

October 21, 2016

Diversity Symposium

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Being Bold: Reimagining the Power of Your MBA ", held in conjunction with Johnson’s diversity recruitment weekend, Johnson Means Business.



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.