Diversity is an essential element of the Yale School of Management’s mission to educate leaders for business and society and our distinctive model of values-based leadership. An effective leader for business and society is one who is able to hear, understand and communicate with people from all segments of society. In order to educate such leaders, SOM is committed to promoting diversity and creating a community that cultivates a wealth of perspectives. Leaders from SOM are comfortable with difference, believe in the value of diverse perspectives and aspire to lead organizations and communities across divisions.
We are committed to building an SOM community that is diverse across many dimensions, including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, nationality, socioeconomic status, religion, political opinion, education and professional experience and aspirations. While a breadth of perspectives is important, we are especially concerned with having the most difficult conversations, hearing the voices least heard and providing leadership where it is urgently needed.