The LGBTQ+ 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 95+ 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 is an organization of LGBTQ+ students and their partners. The club provides a close-knit community for its 70+ members, and works to drive change around LGBTQ+ issues in the workplace, at Harvard Business School, and in the local community.

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 and your message will be forwarded to the club’s Admissions Liaisons team of current MBA students.

Annual Events

LGBTQ+ Visit Day

The Admissions team hosts an open house for LGBTQ+ applicants each year. 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.


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.

Summer Venture in Management

HBS Summer Venture in Management (SVMP) is a preview experience designed to offer underrepresented students in business 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 LGBTQ+ 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 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 LGBTQ+ conferences and events each year including Check Us Out, Reaching Out MBA, and Out for Undergrad Business.

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