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Manhattan Prep Offers New “Diversity and the MBA” Event Series

Manhattan Prep Offers New “Diversity and the MBA” Event Series - mbaMissionManhattan Prep’s mission is to create the highest quality teaching services for as many students as possible. That is why we at mbaMission exclusively recommend its services to our clients seeking guidance in their GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment test prep throughout their business school journey. 

In these unprecedented times, Manhattan Prep has taken an active role in the eradication of existing disparities based on race, class, and gender, especially as it is well established that standardized tests, in particular, help to perpetuate inequality in multiple ways.

As part of its efforts to create a more equitable and inclusive space, Manhattan Prep has launched the Diversity in Education Event Series, which focuses on both student and institutional perspectives. We encourage you to enroll (for free!) in the upcoming four-part series:

August 20, 7:30–8:30 p.m. ET: Diversity and the MBA (Student Perspectives)

In this event, join current students and alumni of top business schools as they discuss the following topics:

  • Their experiences in business school, what they wished had been better, and what schools and companies are doing well
  • Their advice to those applying to an MBA program, including a discussion on why an MBA is valuable
  • How the MBA has impacted their career and overall life

This event will be moderated by Rey Fernandez (Haas School of Business) and will feature the following panelists:

  • Mario Ruiz, PayPal, Seizing-Every-Opportunity (Yale School of Management)
  • Aaron Hancock, Co-President, African American Student Union, Harvard Business School
  • Laura Sandoval, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, Harvard Business School
  • Tabria Lenard, Black Business Students Association, London Business School
  • Additional speakers to come!

September 15, 7:30–8:30 p.m. ET: Women and the MBA (Student Perspectives)

In this event, join current students and alumni of top business schools as they discuss the following topics:

  • Their experiences in business school, what they wished had been better, and what schools and companies are doing well
  • Their advice to those applying to an MBA program, including a discussion on why an MBA is valuable
  • How women can reshape not just business school but also business (and society!) overall

This event will be moderated by Grace Trewartha (Harvard Business School) and will feature the following panelists:

  • Shirley Arteaga, Microsoft, Ross School of Business
  • Lupe Manriquez, Haas School of Business
  • Additional speakers to come!

October 15, 7:30–8:30 p.m. ET: Diversity and the MBA (School Perspectives)

In this event, join professionals working in top MBA programs, diversity initiatives, and other partners within the MBA space as they discuss the following topics:

  • The imperative for business schools to increase diversity among race, gender, and accessibility for all nontraditional students at MBA programs and in companies throughout the world
  • The barriers to entry for these students, and the barriers to schools, companies, and other institutions in fostering more inclusive workplaces and environments
  • Ongoing solutions that they are exploring or committed to in order to increase accessibility in the MBA

This event will feature the following panelists:

  • Lydia Wakefield, Associate Director, University Outreach and Partnership Development, London Business School
  • Om Chitale, Director of Diversity Admissions, Haas School of Business
  • Additional speakers to come!

November 11, 7:30–8:30 p.m. ET: Fostering Inclusivity and Diversity in U.S. Education (with Access and Equity Team)

In this event, we are joined by cross-industry professionals working in education to discuss the following topics:

  • How do we address inequality in education related to enrollment, recruitment, and also in the content we create? 
  • Why is education inequality so difficult to fix? 
  • Is inequality in education real? And why does it matter? 

Manhattan Prep’s goal is to create a space for educators to candidly discuss inequality that exists in education, practical ways to ease it, and what resources and steps are needed to get to a more equitable education system in the United States.

This event will feature the following panelists:

  • Kwame Osei-Sarfo, Director, Bridge to the Ph.D. Program in STEM, Columbia University
  • Additional speakers to come!

We hope that you will join join Manhattan Prep for the full series: 




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