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.


Black Lives Matter: A message from Dean Mark W. Nelson

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.

Read Dean Nelson's message

Premier Events

Johnson Women in Business

October 2-3, 2020

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 6-7, 2020

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 7, 2020

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

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.

headshot of Laillah Rice
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.

side by side portraits of Patrick George, Abbi Robinson-Hobson, and Cara Petonic
September 9, 2020

Alumni give back as members of the new Johnson Recent Alumni Council

Recent Johnson graduates formed a new council to collaborate and focus their energy and efforts on behalf of students and fellow alumni.


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.