Beyond ‘Checking The Boxes’: Embracing Intersectionality At B-School
News from Vanderbilt Owen
“While business school cohorts have become more and more diverse over the past decades, students who don’t fit the stereotypical mold still wonder what their experience will be, especially if they belong to multiple underrepresented groups. To better understand their stories, we spoke with several students about intersectionality and the business school experience. We also talked with Consuela Knox, Director of Admissions Operations and Diversity Recruiting Manager, and Zeke Arteaga, Associate Director of Admissions, to get their perspective from the other side of the application.
“A candidate who belongs to multiple diversity groups may have one primary aspect that they identify with most strongly — for example, a female LGBTQ+ Latina candidate may identify with the Latino community the most. However, other students feel like their identities should be accorded equal weight, and don’t want to feel like they have to ‘choose’ between them.
“’It depends on what the person decides it’s important to put out there as their identity or identities,’ Arteaga said.”
What I Wish I’d Known As A Student At HEC Paris
News from HEC Paris
“Where do you want to be in five years’ time? It’s a question most of us ask ourselves, yet we often fail to think of the bumps we may face along the way.
“The Executive Committee on Campus (TEC) gives HEC Paris MBA students the unique opportunity to meet CEOs and other experts, and to hear how they survived the most challenging periods in their own lives. At our most recent on-campus MBA alumni event, we welcomed back former TEC participants who have used these invaluable insights to aid them in their own journeys. In turn, they shared with us what they wish they’d known as students.”
TuckLAB Teaches Students Entrepreneurial Skills
News from the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business
“In its inaugural term this winter, TuckLAB provides students the chance to fulfill their entrepreneurial aspirations, according to TuckLAB participant Sam Seifert ’20. The six-week program grants students hands-on experience to learn entrepreneurial skills from professors in the Tuck School of Business and Thayer School of Engineering.
“Created by Director of the Magnuson Center Jamie Coughlin, Jeffrey Crowe ’78, Deputy Dean of Tuck Punam Keller, Rick Magnuson ’79 and Tuck Dean Matthew Slaughter, the program is a collaboration between Tuck and the Magnuson Center to provide students with essential business skills and an understanding of the entrepreneurial process.
“’The main impetus for the TuckLAB program was to enable students to pursue their passion in any field that they chose,’ Keller said.”
Conference Will Examine Gender Equity & Women’s Rights In Business Settings
“Fempire: The Yale Conference on Women, Technology, and Power” joined industry leaders, activists, policymakers, and scholars in a discussion about the successes, challenges, and mixed incentives that arise when business is called upon to advocate for gender equity and women’s rights. The conference took place on Friday, March 1.
“Hosted by the Yale School of Management’s Women in Management Club, the conference will examine how corporate policies affect employees, how government policies influence business and society, and the problematic role data can play as a means of advocating for women. The conference will also explore the legacy of Title IX in an academic context, including at Yale, in light of current events.”
Does Anyone Win In A U.S.-China Trade War?
News from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business
“Ha Jiming, an economist and former vice chairman and chief investment strategist at Goldman Sachs in China, recently spoke to students at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business about the economic consequences of ongoing trade disputes between the United States and China.
“The talk came ahead of a looming March 2 deadline to prevent another round of escalating tariffs between the two countries, and as negotiations continue to strike a trade deal that both leaders can live with.”