McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

McDonough Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Events

Students, faculty, and staff throughout all of the school’s degree programs, research centers, and teams organize events during the year focused on DEI themes. Join us for an upcoming event. 

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for more events coming in 2023.

Past Events

Out at MSB at ROOMBA conference

Out@MSB Prospective Student’s Day

The MBA Admissions Team and current students from Out@MSB invited prospective students to Georgetown McDonough’s Out@MSB Prospective MBA Students Day. Students shared about life as an LGBTQIA+ student on the Hilltop.

2 students talking on the bridge by the canal

MBA Prospective Women’s Day with GWIB

Georgetown University’s Graduate Women in Business (GWiB) hosts a Prospective MBA Women’s Day. Recent alumni shared their experience with MBA Admissions and the Career Center. The event also presented opportunities to connect with current MBA women. Optional, in-person current student panel and a coffee networking event with GWiB followed the morning’s virtual programming.

MBA students on panel for Focus on Diversity event

Focus on Diversity

MBA Admissions hosts their annual Focus on Diversity event. This signature event engages top-performing women, U.S. underrepresented minorities, and LGBTQ+ students with our inclusive Full-time and Flex MBA community.


The event was kicked off by our keynote speaker, Alicia Petross, Chief Diversity Officer at The Hershey Company.

student and professor talking outside Hariri

McDonough Women Changing the World

A conversation with Melissa Bradley (B’89), Fatema Dewji (B’10), Jennifer Sheehy (MBA’97), and Gina Wolfe (B’68). Moderated by Patricia Grant, senior associate dean of the Undergraduate Program

Presented by the Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series and the McDonough Office of Alumni Relations

4 IBP students in front of capitol hill

Championing a Diverse Workforce

A conversation with Meghan Welch (C’98), senior vice president, head of enterprise human resources, and chief diversity and inclusion officer, Capital One

Presented by the Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series

hands clasped together

Working Toward Workplace Utopia

A Conversation with Tim Ryan, U.S. chair and senior partner, PwC, about his organization’s efforts to combat racism and his work with the nearly 1,400 CEOs with the CEO Action of Diversity and Inclusion initiative to advance racial equity across the world.

Presented by the Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series

Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series podcast cover with microphone

Washington Women in Sports

Featuring a discussion on the changing role of women in sports and how teams are responding creatively with a growing female fan base. Four influential women conquering the business of professional sports: Sarah Crennan, head of content for Yahoo Sports; Nancy Huubacker, vice president of sales and marketing, Washington Football Team; Patty Pierre-leonardi, owner of PMSI; and Rebecca Winn, vice president of marketing for the Washington Wizards, share their insights.

Presented by the Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series

Women Leaders in Finance and Business cover with Mary Erdoes

Women Leaders in Finance Series

Featuring Mary Erdoes, CEO of asset and wealth management, JPMorgan Chase; Afsaneh Beschloss, founder and CEO, RockCreek Group; Suzanne Donohoe, partner and global head of strategic growth and co-chair of the Inclusion and Diversity Council, KKR; and Rosemary Berkery, former chair and CEO, UBS Bank USA.

Presented by the Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy

Discrimination in Lending? Evidence from the Paycheck Protection Program event cover

Academic Seminar: Gender and Diversity Research

Featuring three academic papers:

Presented by the Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy