McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

DEI at McDonough

Current DEI Report

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is committed to fostering a community in diversity, one of many Jesuit values embedded in Georgetown’s centuries-old tradition of serving the common good.

To us, this means fostering a community that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Many organizations talk about their DEI efforts, but at McDonough, we are actively examining our history and culture to ensure our actions match our words. We are committed to understanding the diverse perspectives and experiences of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni; transparency in our work; and thoughtfully enacting meaningful change within our community and throughout the world.

Starting in October 2020, Dean Paul Almeida convened a Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion composed of faculty, students, staff, and other McDonough stakeholders. Their charge is to define what DEI means at McDonough, gather data and report on the state of DEI at the school, and make recommendations on where to go next.

“It’s my hope and belief that our students, faculty, staff, and alumni will lead the way in creating a fairer world. Our community will be women and men for others. We will be allies to one another. We will set an example. We won’t tolerate intolerance. We will speak up against injustice. We will be the best in the world and the best for the world.”

Paul Almedia, Dean

Defining DEI

After one year of work, the committee has developed a community definition of DEI and published a report that outlines the DEI accomplishments of the school and the work still to be done. The committee will continue to implement new initiatives and report on its progress.


The composition of the student body, staff, and faculty in terms of key demographic and identity groups — often in terms of similarities to and differences from the composition of the larger population.


The extent to which treatment of — and allocation of resources for — members of our business school community is fair and transparent.


The extent to which members of our community feel heard, respected, and engaged regardless of their demographics, identities, or backgrounds.

7Cs of DEI graphic including composition, communication, curriculum, co-curriculum, careers, community, culture

Action and Accountability

Georgetown McDonough is implementing a system of 7 Cs to guide our DEI efforts: composition, communication, curriculum, co-curriculum, careers, community, and culture.

7C’s of DEI

Diversity by the Numbers

A look at where Georgetown McDonough diversity stands now.

DEI Data


Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 2020-2022

The committee includes the following faculty, staff, and students:

Diana Banks

Assistant Dean, Executive Career Center

Cristy Breto

Assistant Director of Academic Administration

Ashley Clingman-Jackson (EMBA’22)

Patricia Grant

Co-chair of Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program

Daunett Hemmings

Associate Director of HR Administration

Victor Jose

William and Karen Sonneborn Term Associate Professorships

Leena Jube (MBA’21)

Lisa Kahn

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, MBA Program

Nicholas Lovegrove

Professor of the Practice

Teresa Mannix

Associate Dean and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Christie Nordhielm

Adjunct Faculty

Michael O’Leary

Teaching Professor & Senior Associate Dean for Executive Custom Programs

Kerry Pace

Associate Dean, MBA Program Office

Benedict Payne

Business Operations Specialist, Office of the Dean

Mario Ramirez

Professor of the Practice and Managing Director of the BSBGA

Anna Sebastian (FX MBA’22)

Sandra Sirjue

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Dean

Serafina Smith

Director, MBA Admissions, Diversity and Partnerships

Jessica Steinberg

Director Assistant Dean of Strategy and Operations, MBA Program Office

Xiaoli Tian

Associate Professor

Catherine Tinsley

Raffini Term Professor and Academic Director for the Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) Program

Gianna Valencia (B’24)

Love Victor (B’22)

Ella Washington

Professor of the Practice

Rohan Williamson

Vice Provost for Education
Professor of Finance

Sarena Young (MBA’22)

As part of their work, the committee launched three task forces that focused on initial data collection regarding the state of DEI among students, faculty, and staff at McDonough. Those task forces have engaged with individuals and groups throughout the school, university, and beyond to help gather data and input.

Student Task Force

  • Nick Lovegrove, chair
  • Xiaoli Tian
  • Neeru Paharia
  • Leena Jube
  • Love Victor
  • Ashley Clingman-Jackson

Faculty Task Force

  • Cristy Breto, Chair
  • Mario Ramirez Basora
  • Catherine Tinsley 
  • Ella Washington

Staff Task Force

  • Diana Banks, Chair
  • Victor Jose
  • Benedict Payne
  • Sandra Sirjue
  • Rohan Williamson
3 MiM students talking in Hariri

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DEI Full Report

Read the full Georgetown McDonough Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report for 2021.

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McDonough DEI News

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News Story

Financial Times Names Georgetown Executive MBA 5th in the United States for Focus on ESG and Women Enrolled, 11th Overall

The Georgetown McDonough Executive MBA continues its tenure as a top-ranked program, placing 11th in the United States in the 2022 Financial Times Executive MBA ranking. In addition, among United…

November 18, 2022

Renewable Energy

News Story

Office Hours: Şafak Yücel On How Conventional and Renewable Energy Interact

As policymakers seek to promote investment in renewable energy to cut back greenhouse gas emissions, their aspirations oftentimes conflict with legacy policies such as subsidies for conventional…

November 17, 2022

Two MBA students talking in front of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

News Story

Georgetown MBAs Achieve Record Salaries After Graduation

The Full-time MBA Class of 2022 took McDonough’s employment outcomes to new heights in their post-graduate roles with an average base salary of $138,552, up from $126,107 last year, and an average…

November 17, 2022

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