Welcome to Johnson’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)

We’re proud to be one of the first top-tier business schools to have an office focused on supporting the rising generation of women, underrepresented minority (URM), and LGBTQ leaders.

ODI is dedicated to creating forums for positive conversations 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 source of strength and innovation on campus, and in the professional world.

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


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Johnson's commitment to antiracism

Dean Nelson outlines preliminary action steps to combat racism, which include new programmatic and philanthropic resources, measurable targets for increased representation, and student and alumni impact.

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Premier Events

Johnson Women in Business

September 30 – October 1, 2021

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

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Johnson Means Business

October 21 – 22, 2021

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.

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Johnson Inclusion Summit (formerly Diversity Symposium)

October 21, 2021

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

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Upcoming Events


Johnson Diversity & Inclusion on BusinessFeed

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February 25, 2021

Johnson honors three distinguished alumni at its Diversity Alumni Awards ceremony

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Alumni Affairs honored three diverse alumni for their leadership excellence and community contributions.

Dean Nelson and MBAs celebrate diversity and pride at a past Sage event.
October 9, 2020

Johnson celebrates National Coming Out Day

To commemorate National Coming Out Day, some of our MBA students are sharing their stories and perspectives.

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October 5, 2020

Raising the visibility of antiracist, pro-humanity initiatives

Laillah Rice, MBA ’09, and fellow senior marketers launched the Humanity Lab to support social justice activists and organizations.


Why Johnson?

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


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

Irene Rosenthal provides career advice to women.