Inclusive and Welcoming

Learning how to lead and contribute within diverse teams is key to every student's MBA experience. We rely on our students to share their voices and different perspectives, and to listen to others in order to broaden their own thinking.


Our Leadership


Heather M. Caruso, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Melinh Rozen (’19)

Anderson Student Association VP for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community

Riana Hull

Program Coordinator


Our Stories


Veronica Perry ('17)

Anderson constituted a big change for this retail consultant but it allowed her to grow in multiple ways

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Jessica Kimball (’15)

Anderson's first student VP of diversity went from graduation to head of global diversity at Mattel in just two short years

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Leon Wu (B.A. '00)

The UCLA alumnus told an Anderson audience he founded Sharpe Suiting to create tailored, gender-non-conforming apparel

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Brian Wasige ('17)

This impact investor was drawn to sustainability and agriculture technology because of the challenges he saw small-holder farmers like  his uncle in Kenya face in developing countries

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Learn How We Champion and Celebrate Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:


Anderson Events

Embracing Diversity
Annual Event

Embracing Diversity

Embracing Diversity is a professional conference for prospective students to learn about what equity, diversity and inclusion mean at UCLA Anderson. This annual event provides the opportunity to learn what makes our full-time MBA and fully employed MBA programs top choices. Participants connect with current students and alumni, and walk away with a clearer picture of what an MBA at UCLA Anderson can look like.

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Women in Business Leadership Conference
Annual Event

Velocity Women's Leadership Summit

The Velocity Women’s Leadership Summit seeks to deepen the dialogue about women in business, explore multiple definitions of success and provide skill-based training. This event is hosted by the Women’s Business Connection (WBC), in collaboration with the Women’s Global Connection (WGC) at UCLA Anderson.

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Other Resources


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Diversity At UCLA

Graduate education at UCLA couldn’t have reached the heights it has without a full commitment to welcoming and fostering the diverse population that today thrives on our campus.

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UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our Challenge is simple, our mission clear: Build equity for all.

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UCLA LGBT Resource Center

UCLA’s LGBT Center provides a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development as well as fostering unity, wellness and an open, safe and inclusive environment for UCLA’s LGBTQ community.

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