Supporting DEI through courses and programs
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion • This class explores the impact of diverse organizational and multi-cultural contexts, with topics relevant to the workplace and our interactions, perceptions and outcomes by exploring difference in terms of nationality, ethnicity, age, cultural values, gender differences, sexual orientation and different abilities.
Women in Leadership Course • Students learn from transformational women leaders who share their experiences, insights, and advice with the class. They engage in deep reflection about their career expectations and pathways to become effective and inclusive leaders in increasingly diverse organizations.
Africa Business Landscapes Course • A look at conceptual frameworks for understanding sectoral opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa in areas like finance, manufacturing, tech, agriculture, natural resources, retail and tourism. Business opportunities are framed in the context of political change, the legacy of colonialism, urbanization, and trends in transportation and communication infrastructure development.
BOLD at Olin • The BOLD (Business Opportunity and Leadership Development) Program is a weeklong immersion experience for high school women, exposing them to leadership concepts, successful business women and business career opportunities available to them.
Olin Fleischer Scholars Program • This week-long educational experience highlights business career paths for high school students with limited financial resources, underrepresented populations and first-generation college students.
Olin Future Women in Business Weekend • Designed for motivated high school juniors and seniors, this transformative program empowers young women to discover their leadership potential through two days of learning, networking, and personal growth.
PhD Early Career Professional Development Workshop • This workshop is geared toward providing diverse doctoral candidates and first-year faculty members with tools to guide them during their first years of academic employment.
Asia Business Network • This course examines the structures and the behavioral principles which govern the major business networks of Asia. Students develop an understanding of how the regions business networks operate for successful engagement with the dynamic economies of Asia.
Madagascar Sustainability Initiative • This course focuses on sustainable development in rural subsistence economies, using Madagascar as a case study. Students from diverse disciplines are challenged to develop and assess the feasibility of projects that can have a positive impact on communities constrained by poverty.