This past Summer of 2020, seeing a need for deeper discussions, some students in the Hybrid MBA Program hosted virtual conversations with their classmates on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. With their leadership, a new committee formed to support the Hybrid MBA student experience – the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee.
BEHIND THE SCENES
In a short amount of time, these students have held safe space for classmates, created a long-lasting vision for the future of the committee, and planned their inaugural event, open to the whole Foster School community (details at bottom of post).
Introducing the Founding JEDI Committee Members:
Benjamin Kim, Malia Kitto, Tim Maddox, Tiffany Shen, Amanda Tatum
As students in a top-ranked business school, we are here to learn the tools to make us successful leaders. For us, successful leaders go beyond technical competency, they must be anti-racist leaders who epitomize justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.”
-Hybrid MBA JEDI Committee
JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)
Encourage, facilitate, and empower future leaders within the Hybrid MBA program to intentionally choose to be anti-racist and inclusive leaders.
- Allow spaces for classmates to be seen and enable them to bring their whole selves to all Hybrid MBA events and beyond.
- Organize across Foster programs to support and amplify the work to show the role and influence of business in social justice work
This student group works closely with Hybrid MBA and Foster Diversity staff to ensure student voices and perspectives are heard for larger Foster School Diversity & Inclusions initiatives. They coordinate quarterly events (speaker series, workshops, trainings) around topics of anti-racism along with creating and organizing affinity groups as needed. A JEDI committee member also serves on the newly developed Hybrid MBA Student Council to incorporate inclusion & equity best practices.
The first event hosted by the Hybrid MBA JEDI Committee can be found here.
Hybrid MBA JEDI Committee presented…
Fireside Chat with Dr. Laureen Chew
Learn from Dr. Chew about the History of AAPIs, Chinese exclusion, and the anti-Asian sentiment around COVID-19.
Date: Oct 23, 2020 5:00pm PT
Who: Open to Foster Community
View the event recording: Here