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 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.

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.

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.



Upcoming Events

10/20/2016    8:00am

Johnson Means Business Preview Day & Symposium

Sage Hall

10/20/2016    4:15pm

Sage Social: Johnson Means Business

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall

10/21/2016    12:15pm

Diversity Symposium for Current Students (part of Johnson Means Business)

Sage Atrium (Keynote) and B09

Why Johnson?

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

Twitter icon @ODI_Johnson

Judi Byers

Judi Byers

We're all excited to welcome @MLTOrg coaches Shannon and Krista to #JMB2016! #CornellMBA #BRTO

20 Oct 2016

Amanda Soule Shaw

Amanda Soule Shaw

Just another day at #CornellMBA, took a quick selfie with #JMB2016. Thanks @CornellMBA_Adm for bringing this amazin…

20 Oct 2016

Johnson ODI

Johnson ODI

Read about Johnson's community wide support of our LGBT students #ROMBA2016 #LGBTQMBA #CornellMBA

11 Oct 2016

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.