Office of Diversity & Inclusion

An intense, diverse, and authentic community

Johnson is the first top-tier business school to create an office dedicated to supporting women and under-represented groups. In 2014, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion celebrated 15 years of increasing diversity and promoting inclusiveness at Johnson and in the global business community.

ODI has a comprehensive mission centered around three goals:

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

ODI collaboratively leads our community in promoting a culture that not only values differences, but leverages them as sources of strength.

News Highlights

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

Aug 06

Dean Dutta promotes women in business at White House

Cornell Chronicle article featuring Dean Dutta promoting women in business at White House

Aug 05

Dean Soumitra Dutta Attends White House Convening to Develop Best Practices for the Advancement of Women in Business

Strategies call for education experiences that prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow


Upcoming Events

9/8/2015    4:30pm

Women's Welcome Reception

A.D. White House

9/24/2015    8:00am

National Black MBA Conference

Orlando, FL

10/8/2015    8:00am

National Society of Hispanic MBAs Conference

Chicago, IL

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 “Engage, Educate, Empower", held in conjunction with Johnson’s diversity recruitment weekend, Johnson Means Business.

LGBTQ Preview Day

October 30, 2014

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 2014

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 20, 2015

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



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.