To fulfill our commitment to recruiting a diverse student body, Chicago Booth hosts informational events and partners with organizations to provide opportunities for women, LGBT, and minorities to learn more about the program.
Chicago Booth Admissions staff regularly attend the annual meetings of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), and host events for minorities on and off campus. Prospective students are invited and encouraged to attend the following events to meet and connect with Chicago Booth Admissions staff, Diversity Affairs (ODA) staff, current students, and alumni. Below are events that Chicago Booth staff and students attend.
Chicago Booth hosts or participates in many admissions-related events designed to identify and encourage talented women who are interested in attending business school. We look forward to meeting prospective women, on and off campus, at events around the world.
- Booth Women Connect Conference — This annual one-day conference is designed to facilitate connections for women within the Booth network and the larger business community. The conference features accomplished Booth alumnae and distinguished faculty speakers, as they share their experiences and insights as leaders in business and research.
- Forté Foundation — Chicago Booth is a proud founding sponsor of the Forté Foundation that's dedicated to supporting women to pursue careers in business and providing superior access to educational tools and resources. Chicago Booth admissions staff and alumnae participate in Forté events. Each year, a select number of applicants is awarded the Forté Fellowship.
- Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business Conference — Knowing the path to an MBA starts early for motivated women. Chicago Booth is a proud sponsor of the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business Annual Conference. In addition to presenting at the "Business School 101" panel, admissions staff also had the opportunity to meet with women during the conference’s Graduate School Fair.
- Chicago Booth Women's Network Women's Week — Each year, alumnae from across all programs (Full-Time, Evening/Weekend, Executive Programs) host fun, informal events around the world to celebrate women in business. All women who would like to expand their network, are considering business school, or simply want to learn more about the MBA in general, are encouraged to participate. Women's Week is supported by the Chicago Booth Women's Network.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Prospective Students
Chicago Booth provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all students, including members of the LGBT community. We are a proud supporter of Reaching Out MBA, and host and participate in various admission-related events designed to identify and encourage talented LGBT prospective students to apply for admission to Chicago Booth. Chicago Booth's Admissions works closely with the Office of Diversity Affairs (ODA) and OUTreach. OUTreach is an active Chicago Booth student group working to advance social and professional opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members of the Chicago Booth community, as well as to foster a more diverse environment at the University of Chicago.