Harvard Business School

The Dean, Senior Associate Deans, and senior staff of Harvard Business School—along with the entire community of HBS faculty, staff, students, and alumni—are resolved to take action to promote racial equity on our campus and in the world. 


View HBS' Plan for Racial Equity

Harvard Business School is a community comprised of faculty, staff, students, and alumni all committed to welcoming and accepting individuals from diverse global and local communities. Our staff brings varying ethnic backgrounds, skill levels, education levels, and personal experiences to their work. All of these unique perspectives fit together to create an environment based on the shared values of respect for the rights and dignity of others, honesty, integrity, and accountability for personal behavior.

The mission of the Harvard Business School is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. We usually think of our students as the would-be leaders whom HBS is educating. But the mission statement also applies to the stewards of the School itself: the leaders of HBS, like all other members of the HBS community, must be educated over time to make a difference in the world. As part of the broader Harvard University community our employees have the opportunity to join a variety of affinity groups and connect with others who share similar ethnicities, interests, experiences, and characteristics.


"To become an institution that is truly equitable, we need to be reflective of intersectional experiences and identities."


Jennifer Eliason

Associate Director of DIB


"We must adopt and act upon this plan [the HBS Racial Equity Plan] with speed and urgency, striving to advance equity within HBS, and to educate leaders who advance racial equity in their organizations and communities. This work will not be easy, but it is key to our mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world."


Srikant Datar

Dean of Harvard Business School