“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

– James Baldwin, essayist, playwright and novelist

How do our diverse identities and backgrounds shape our life experiences? In concert with the Student EDI Advisory Council, the UCLA Anderson Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is launching its latest speaker series: “What’s Going On” (WGO). Throughout each year, WGO will offer a safe space for the Anderson community and distinguished guests to engage in open and honest dialogue on the social issues that greatly impact the educational experience. With contributions from a variety of Anderson campus groups and centers, each discussion will be co-organized by a different subset of Student EDI Advisory Council members, reflecting their joint perspective on the year’s shared theme. During its inaugural year, the series will explore the nature and impact of the Black experience in our global society.


“What’s Going On” is the voice of the Anderson community


At UCLA Anderson, we are committed to giving our community members a voice.
"What's Going On" aims to do the following:

  • Uplift underrepresented community members by promoting their voices, experiences, contributions and growth
  • Expose Anderson students to a diverse pool of executives and leaders
  • Provide a platform for open, honest and meaningful conversation on social justice
  • Identify and cultivate allies

Upcoming Events


What's Going On
HERstory: A Primer on the Black Female Path to Success
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hear from a panel of black women from across UCLA Anderson's MBA programs as they describe their wins and losses and the lessons they've taken from their careers, personal lives and time at Anderson.

Presented by the Black Business Student Association (BBSA), Women's Business Connection (WBC), and Ph.D. Candidates Bobby Nyotta & Jon Bogard




Rhian Rogan (FTMBA ‘20)

Strategic Partnerships at Knowable

Wambui Waiganjo (EMBA ‘20)

Founder Director, Wambui Waiganjo Solutions (WWS)

Bernetta Hardy (EMBA ‘21)

VIACOMCBS Attorney, Business & Legal Affairs

Nuvie Ewharekuko (FTMBA ‘22)

Consortium & Tiogo Fellow




Mitchella Gilbert (FTMBA ‘21)

CEO, OYA Apparel


Recent Events


Thursday, October 22, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Series Chair Torrie N. Harris (EMBA ’21), shared her personal experience of the year’s unrest in light of her personal and professional journey to embrace diversity in conversation with Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heather Caruso


Stay In The Conversation


Learn more about the tenets of ECHO, an approach to ensure that we hear each person the way that person wants to be heard

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