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

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.

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

DEI Events

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DEI Report

Read the Georgetown McDonough Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report for 2022.

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McDonough DEI News

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MS-ESM Class of 2024 Profile Graphic

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Georgetown MS-ESM Class of 2024 Reports Increase in Female Representation

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November 29, 2023

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Executive MBA Student on Exploring Global Markets in South Korea

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November 28, 2023

Anagha Mhatre (EMBA'24)

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To celebrate Diwali this past week, Georgetown McDonough spoke with current Executive MBA student Anagha Mhatre (EMBA’24) to learn more about how her family celebrates the Festival of Lights, the…

November 16, 2023

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