The mission of the new Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to understand where we are as a college with issues of Diversity & Inclusion and create goals and objectives that align with Montana State University’s Diversity & Inclusion framework. The committee hopes to bring trainings and workshops to the students, staff, and faculty and support/shed light on amazing efforts that are already occurring within our college.

As our webpage on Diversity & Inclusion gets built, we invite you to send any questions you might have to Myleen Leary, Academic Diversity Partner for the college: [email protected]




General DEI in Business Resources


BizEd - Call to Action: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Business Schools

BizEd - Driven by Difference (attendees at AACSB's Diversity & Inclusion Summit identify the obstacles they've faced - and the successes they've achieved - in creating more diverse and inclusive campus communities)

BizEd - Gender Diversifying the Business Curriculum (Why teaching more gender-diverse cases is so important - and how every business school can achieve that goal)

HBR - How Business Schools Can Help Corporate America Fight Racism

HBS - How Writing and Teaching a Difficult, Emotionally Charged Case Made Me a Better Educator

BizEd - The inclusive Curriculum (Small changes to classroom materials can have big impacts in making students from underrepresented backgrounds feel included)

BizEd - Learning Other Cultures (Cultural intelligence is an essential skill for graduates who take international jobs or work on diverse teams)

BizEd - Moving Past the Moment (Can education leaders bring about real and lasting change in response to the current state of civil unrest?)

BizEd - Overcoming Top Diversity and Inclusion Obstacles in Business

Faculty Focus: Using Inclusive Teaching Strategies to Promote Greater Success Among Minority Students


Examples from other universities:
BizEd - Aiming for Greater Diversity (The Stanford Graduate School of Business)

BizEd - Creating a Sense of Belonging (The Villanoa School of Business puts diversity, equity, and inclusiveness at the heart of its future plans)

BizEd - Creating the All-Inclusive Campus (At Central Michigan University, everyone is part of - and responsible for - carrying out strategic initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion)

BizEd - Committing to Diversity (At Coventry University in the UK, school leaders constantly monitor the school's progress on attracting and welcoming staff and students from all backgrounds)

thebalancecareers: Gender Neutral Interview Attire and Business Clothing

BizEd: Companies Seek Diverse Employees

BizEd: Diversity and Disability

BizEd: The Economic Impacts of Incusion

Deloitte: Diversity and Inclusion

Forbes - 11 Books to read if you want to be a more inclusive leader

HBS: Gender-Diverse Companies Thrive Only Where Diversity is Embraced

HBS: An Institutional Approach to Gender Diversity and Firm Performance

SHRM - 6 Steps for Building an Inclusive Workplace (To get workplace diversity and inclusion right, you need to build a culture where everyone feels valued and heard)

SHRM - Job Seekers' Perceptions About Inclusivity Matter (​Nearly 4 in 10 respondents said they have turned down or decided not to pursue a job because of a perceived lack of inclusion at an organization)

SHRM - Top 6 Diversity & Inclusion Articles of 2019

Fuel50 featuring Stacey Gordon, CEO and Chief Diversity Strategist, Rework Work:

Harvard ManageMentor: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Diverse teams are a competitive advantage. Students learn why through the self-paced learning module from Harvard ManageMentor®: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Perfect for asynchronous learning, this newly rewritten module illustrates what workplace diversity is and why it matters. This learning module is currently discounted at $10.00.

Click here to learn more or register.

Students will learn about:

  • Countering bias
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Becoming a diversity advocate
  • Advancing an organization's diversity efforts


Participate & Learn: Upcoming Events

Additional Opportunities & Trainings

Seeking nominations for 'extraordinary, ordinary' women

Five years ago, in recognition of the university’s 125th anniversary, Montana State University honored 125 “extraordinary, ordinary” women who have been important to the university’s history. Now, the university is seeking nominations of additional extraordinary, ordinary women to recognize as MSU celebrates its 130th anniversary, bringing the group of honored women to 130. The five newly inducted women will be celebrated at a luncheon on Feb. 16, the university’s Founders Day and its anniversary.

Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. Nominations should include the woman’s name, affiliation with MSU and information about how she had an impact on the status of women and inspired others by her example.

The original 125 honorees in 2018 were selected from almost 400 nominations from across the state. Those honored were leaders, problem solvers and innovators from the present and throughout MSU’s history. Profiles of the original 125 honorees are available at

The Extraordinary Ordinary Women awards are being coordinated by the President’s Office with support from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

For more information about the Extraordinary, Ordinary Women of Montana State University, or to submit a nomination, visit

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