Diversity at Johnson
Johnson Celebrates Diversity: Diversity Symposium, Diversity Awards and Johnson Means Business
The weekend of October 25-27, 2012 shaped up as a major showcase of diversity events at Johnson. Johnson Means Business, Johnson’s diverse prospective student hosting event, took place Oct. 25 and 26, followed on Oct. 27 by the third annual Diversity Symposium, which included presentations of the schools diversity awards, the Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni Award and the Distinguished Latino Award. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) hosted more than 60 diverse prospective students and several returning alumni over the weekend – notably, Wilbur Parker ’50, MBA ’50 himself.
This year, Carlos Gutierrez, vice chairman of Citigroup’s institutional clients group, delivered an inspirational keynote address at Johnson Means Business, an event that has been instrumental in building Johnson’s credentials as one of the most diverse-friendly top business schools. Johnson Means Business is jam-packed with events for diverse professionals interested in applying to Johnson. The weekend gives prospective students an opportunity to visit classes, interact with ODI and admissions staff, learn about career prospects, leadership and financial aid, and attend a Sage Social with the Johnson community.
The Johnson Diversity Symposium is a platform for Cornell University graduate and undergraduate students to network with corporate professionals and engage in a dialogue on diversity in business. More than 200 students, alumni, staff, faculty, corporate sponsors, and professionals attended the Diversity Symposium this year. The event featured keynote addresses from JP Morgan Managing Director and Cornell Trustee Emerita Karen Keating ’76 (who received the 2011 Samuel C. Johnson Distinguished Service Award), and from Glenn Llopis, founder of the Center for Hispanic Leadership, in addition to a number of workshops, panels and receptions.
Johnson Means Business and the Diversity Symposium were tremendously successful!” said Nsombi B. Ricketts, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at Johnson. “We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about our community and MBA program.”
- Maynard Brown ’76, MBA ’83, receives 2012 Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni award
- Gutierrez Inspires Diverse Students at Johnson Means Business Citigroup vice chairman, former Kellogg’s CEO, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce illustrates growing scope of opportunities for diverse MBA students, especially those who adapt to changing conditions
- How Immigrants Help Business Diversity Symposium speaker identifies “6 Skills that Enable Diversity in Your Business” — Glenn Llopis, founder of the Center for Hispanic Leadership and keynote speaker for Johnson’s 3rd annual Diversity Symposium, spoke about the advantages immigrants have in the business world in his presentation.