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Looking to actively support equity, diversity and inclusion? Consider getting involved in any or all of the below.
- The PhD Project: The PhD Project was founded upon the premise that advancements in workplace diversity could be propelled forward by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Today, our expansive network of supporters, sponsors and universities helps Black/African-Americans, Latinx/Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans attain their business Ph.D.’s and become the business professors who will mentor the next generation of leaders.
- The Riordan Programs: The Riordan Programs provide a pathway for underrepresented students to excel in business and leadership. The Riordan Programs provide leadership and management training to diverse individuals all over the country. The Scholars Program, College to Career Program and MBA Fellows Program develop tomorrow's leaders by providing a transformational experience through the use of mentors, educational workshops and community service.
- Volunteer for Embracing Diversity Week at Anderson (November 16–21, 2020). You can, among other things, conduct a mock class to show prospective students what it’s like to be an MBA student at UCLA. Contact Eleanor Garibay for more information.
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- Hollaback provides free bystander intervention training to provide everyone with resources to respond to, prevent, and intervene in instances of harassment and abuse. For more information click
- Our work is possible through the generous support of alumni, students, and friends who understand that equity, diversity and inclusion at Anderson is critical to maintaining our status as a top-tier business school. Your gift can help to make Anderson representative of the diversity and leadership potential world-wide. Donate here to the Anderson Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fund.
- The legacy of Professor Jenessa Shapiro, who passed away in December 2018, lives on at Anderson through her peers, students and scholarship. We believe one of the best ways to honor her is through the establishment of a student fellowship in her name that will promote the inclusivity she championed so brilliantly.
Professor Shapiro was an award-winning scholar of stereotype threat, discrimination and prejudice who was also a dedicated teacher and mentor to our students.
We know that UCLA Anderson, like the business world and society as a whole, benefits from diverse ideas, viewpoints and backgrounds.
To honor Professor Shapiro’s groundbreaking work on diversity and inclusion, UCLA Anderson is establishing the Jenessa Shapiro Fellowship Fund to support Anderson students from underrepresented backgrounds, including women. For more information on how to donate to the Jenessa Shapiro Fellowship Fund click here.
- UCLA Anderson’s Velocity Women’s Leadership Summit is a day-long celebration of the power and impact of women brought together current and future leaders of all backgrounds to explore ideas for a more equitable future in business and society. Donate here to the UCLA Anderson’s Velocity Women’s Leadership Summit.