Diversity + Inclusion

Ideas + Actions = Impact

At MIT Sloan we believe systemic problems require systemic solutions. That's why we're  taking a wide variety of different steps to drive greater diversity, equity, and inclusion systemwide across the school. Here are some of our recent efforts, with more to come.

Building the DEI office

  • Hired Associate Director of DEI Career Development, Steven Branch; Associate Director of DEI Admissions, Terrell Williams; and Data Analyst Kayla Burt
  • Began interviewing for an Assistant Director, DEI Communications

Diversifying our faculty

  • Launched multiple postdoctoral fellowships to expand pathways to faculty positions
  • Co-founded the PREDOC consortium (www.predoc.org), focused on increasing participation by women and underserved populations in business and economics by providing early-career research positions
  • Created a predoctoral fellowship introducing promising scholars to the MIT Sloan community 
  • Expanded recruitment partnerships to diversify pathways for aspiring doctoral students 

Strengthening DEI throughout the curriculum

  • Enhanced core curriculum in MFin, MBAn, EMBA, and MIT Sloan Fellows programs to examine implicit bias as a theme on an ongoing basis
  • Launched a new DEI and leadership course, Discussions and Dilemmas, to increase communication and community building opportunities for students
  • Created our inaugural DEI Capstone event, The ComMITment, to examine how companies are fulfilling commitments to creating and sustaining diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments  

Building DEI across the staff

  • Launched our Open + Inclusive curriculum for staff to enhance experience and increase inclusion for all MIT Sloan employees
  • Created and launched our DEI data and outcome tracking system
  • Expanded recruitment efforts to identify more diverse candidates for staff positions

Fostering communitywide conversation

  • Partnered with the MIT Center for Constructive Communications to pilot the RealTalk@MIT initiative 

Celebrating DEI champions

  • Created our inaugural DEI awards and selected winners

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team

Ray Reagans

Ray Reagans

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management

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Fiona E. Murray

Fiona E. Murray

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

William Porter (1967) Professor of Entrepreneurship

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Bryan A Thomas

Bryan A Thomas

Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Austin Ashe

Austin Ashe

Senior Associate Director, Belonging & Culture

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Kayla S Burt

Kayla S Burt

Assistant Director

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Kaylicia Merisier

Sr. Administrative Assistant

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Featured Article

How to build organizational inclusion

Why It Matters

Organizations trying to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion often fail to take a holistic view of the challenge. A systemwide approach works better.

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Ideas + Actions = Impact