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, 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.


Premier Events

Johnson Women in Business

September 20-21, 2019

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

November 1-2, 2019

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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Diversity Symposium

November 2, 2019

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

Ann Richards speaking in 2016
February 5, 2020

Celebrating Ann Richards’s 32 remarkable years at Johnson

Known both for the warmth of her smile and her expertise, Ann Richards actively promoted diversity in Johnson's residential MBA programs.

Cornell MBA students with Touchdown the bear
January 15, 2020

Meet 12 students from the Two-Year MBA Class of 2021

From philanthropists and scientists to U.S. veterans and hospitality professionals, Poets&Quants highlights 12 MBAs from the Two-Year Class of 2021.

Students present a stock pitch at WIN conference
December 16, 2019

Women in Investing Conference draws top MBA students and industry leaders

Networking, stock-pitching, panels, and more were on the program at the Parker Center’s 10th annual MBA Women in Investing Conference.


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.