Diversity + Inclusion

Ideas + Actions = Impact

Since Spring 2020, we have taken active steps towards building diversity, equity, and inclusion at MIT Sloan. This is a selection of the efforts underway, with more to come.

  • Launched a national search for an assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion and hired Bryan Thomas, Jr.
  • Introduced pre-orientation for the MBA program focused on diversity and community
  • Held orientation sessions to engage students in a dialogue about race
  • Examined implicit bias as a theme in MBA core classes
  • Collaborated with other schools in creating a pre-doctoral program to diversify the PhD pipeline
  • Partnered with MIT Engineering to recruit undergraduates from underrepresented populations to MIT Sloan programs
  • Hosted a series of Inclusive Innovation Conversations to engage the community in conversations with leaders from business, the public sector, and non-profits about building a more inclusive innovation economy
  • Listened and learned at student and staff-led events like the BBSA town hall and Sloan Women for Women's "Black Women at MIT Sloan: Unseen and Unheard" seminar
  • Adapted our admissions interview process to reduce opportunities for bias to influence outcomes
  • Began working with a consultancy to provide staff training in conversations about race
  • Convened Staff Matters, Faculty Matters, Student Matters, and Alumni Matters working groups
  • Celebrated the launch of the Ally Pledge and Fellowships for Inclusion as well as pre-MBA micro-scholarships for applicants. Read more here.
Ray Reagans Ray Reagans

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management

  • Academic Group:

    Behavioral and Policy Sciences

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Fiona E. Murray Fiona E. Murray

Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion

William Porter Professor of Entrepreneurship

  • Academic Group:

    Behavioral and Policy Sciences

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