Office of Diversity & Inclusion

An intense, diverse, and authentic community

Welcome to Johnson's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). Johnson is the first top-tier business school to create an office dedicated to supporting women and under-represented groups. ODI collaborative leads our community in creating and promoting a culture that not only values differences but also leverages them as sources of strength and innovation.

ODI's comprehensive mission is focused on three goals:

  1.  Building a community of students, faculty and staff that is representative of diverse groups and reflects the diversity of global business.
  2.  Providing thought leadership and training on critical diversity issues to create global leaders.
  3. Creating an environment of inclusion where all individuals feel supported and valued.

Premier Events
Johnson Women in Business

October 29-30, 2015

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 2015

Johnson Means Business

November 5-6, 2015

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 2015

Diversity Symposium 2015

November 6, 2015

Diversity Symposium 2015

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.

LGBTQ Preview Day

October 30, 2015

LGBTQ Preview Day

Join us for an insightful discussion about pursuing a Cornell MBA as an LGBTQ student. Is the recruiting process and learning experience different? Students and alumni tell all.
Apply online to LGBTQ Preview Day 2015

Women in Investing Conference

November 19-20, 2015

Women in Investing Conference

The Parker Center's Women in Investing Conference (WIN) is a forum for full-time MBA women from top business schools around the country.

Johnson Women in Technology Conference

March 4, 2016

Johnson Women in Technology Conference

The Johnson Women in Technology (JWiT) Conference is a student led collaboration between the High Tech Club and the Women's Management Council. Our mission is to provide female MBAs with the tools they need to power up their futures.

Military Preview Day

November 12, 2015

Military Preview Day

Prospective students (especially veterans) were invited to meet with Dean Soumitra Dutta, Johnson MBA candidates and veterans, Army ROTC cadets and leadership, Johnson Leadership Fellows, and other members representing our strong military community here at Johnson.

Register here



Women's Welcome Reception

A.D. White House, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

On Tuesday, September 8, Johnson faculty and staff welcomed first and second year Johnson women students back to campus at a reception held at AD White House sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Career Management Center, and Student Services.

News Highlights

Nov 10

Women at Johnson; Explore the possibilities beyond your comfort zone

Karen Derr Gilbert, MBA ’85, shared her career trajectory and career tips with Johnson students, alumni, and prospective students at this year’s...

Oct 28

The Johnson MBA: Credibility and Confidence for Bigger Corporate Challenges, with Suzanne Horton, MBA '91

A Q&A with Suzanne Horton, MBA ’91, tech venture capital pioneer and advocate for women in business

Aug 06

White House Backs B-School Gender Drive

Outlet - Poets & Quants - Dean Soumitra Dutta speaks in support of women in business at the White House


Upcoming Events

3/3/2016    4:15pm

Sage Social: Celebrate Women's History Month!

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall

4/7/2016    4:15pm

Sage Social: Celebrate Gaypril!

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall

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.