The LGBT community has historically been underrepresented in MBA programs and in business, but with each passing year, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals continue to increase their presence in business schools and in leadership positions in companies and other organizations.

Student Clubs

Participating in one of the 80+ student-run clubs at HBS can be a great way both to explore interests and meet some of your closest friends. Learn more about student clubs.

PRIDE
Pride is an organization of LGBT students and their partners. The club provides a close-knit community for its 70+ members, and works to drive change around LGBT issues in the workplace, at Harvard Business School, and in the local community. 

Contact Information

For prospective students, admits, and pre-matriculants wishing to learn more about Pride and the larger queer community at HBS, Harvard, and/or Boston, please reach out to pride@studentclubs.hbs.edu and your message will be forwarded to the club’s Admissions Liaisons team of current MBA students. Otherwise, please feel free to reach out to either or both Co-Presidents listed below and your message will be held in confidence.

Pride: pride@studentclubs.hbs.edu
Natalia Ortega: nortega@mba2020.hbs.edu
Dan Hall: dhall@mba2020.hbs.edu

Annual Events

LGBTQ+ Visit Day - October 18, 2019

The Admissions team hosts an on-campus open house for LGBT applicants each fall. Activities include a class visit, campus tour, a round table discussion with current students, and an Admissions presentation. 

Student-Run Conferences

Club conferences are a vibrant part of the HBS ecosystem. Over 25 conferences are held each year on topics ranging from finance to entrepreneurship to women in business – and all are open to prospective students. Learn more about student-run conferences.

Harvard LGBTQ Conference
The LGBTQ Conference at Harvard serves as an annual platform for bringing together diverse voices from within the LGBTQ community and our allies. Through a fabulous line up of speakers, panelists and much more, the conference highlights the intersectionalities within the LGBTQ community and provides a platform to LGBTQ voices which often go unheard.

Webinars

Hear from current students and learn more about the MBA Program through interest-specific Admissions webinars. Access the full library of webinars for prospective students.

Watch this year's "LGBT Perspectives" webinar and hear members of the LGBTSA discuss the environment, resources, and support for members of the LGBT community at HBS.

Summer Venture in Management Program

The HBS Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors. An annual event at HBS, this unique educational experience helps participants develop a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the many dimensions of the business world, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through business leadership.

Fellowship Opportunity

Harvard Business School Reaching Out MBA Fellowship
The goal of Reaching Out MBA, Inc. is to empower LGBTQA MBA students to become professionals who will lead the way to equality in business education, in the workplace, and throughout society. The Reaching Out MBA Fellowship provides fellows with unique opportunities to meet that goal following graduation from business school. 

  • Any first-year (Required Curriculum) student may apply to be an HBS Reaching Out MBA Fellow.
  • While the HBS Reaching Out MBA Fellowship does not have a funding component, Reaching Out MBA Fellows do receive a number of benefits. 

Organizations and Conference Affiliations

The HBS Admissions team attends a number of LGBT conferences and events each year including Check Us Out, Reaching Out MBA, and Out for Undergrad Business.

Connect with Us

Do you want to learn more? Stay connected with us by completing an online profile. Have a question? Contact us at admissions@hbs.edu.