Our Diverse Community

Diversity at Haas

First-Person

Sally Allain

Sally Allain
EMBA15

"The Berkeley-Haas commitment to diversity drew me here, especially the school's commitment to advancing the role of women in business. Sixty percent of college graduates are women, but they aren't present in the workforce, certainly not at senior levels, to the same extent. That needs to change, and Berkeley-Haas is contributing."

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Roshini Das

Roshini Das
EMBA15

'My classmates are 180 degrees different from the people I work with day-to-day. They introduce me to perspectives and industries I would never encounter otherwise."

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Chasen Goudeau

Chasen Goudeau
MBA15

"The business world is not homogeneous, and the underrepresentation of certain ethnicities and cultures in business schools needs to change. Participating in the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is one way Berkeley-Haas is addressing that and ensuring business leaders reflect the market diversity."

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Sandeep Pahuja

Sandeep Pahuja
MBA15

"A group of us formed the Gender Equity Initiative dedicated to the goal of having 40% of the class of 2020 be women. We succeeded with the class of 2017! One of the things we want to do is connect new admits with some of the exemplary women among the Haas alumni. We want Berkeley-Haas to be in the forefront on this topic, as it is in so many other ways."

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Carmen Palafox

Carmen Palafox
EMBA14

"Beyond Yourself encompasses the idea of treating people like assets, not liabilities. There is real value in helping others, in motivating them to do good."

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Matt Richards

Matt Richards
MBA15

"As part of Coming-Out Week in September, Q@Haas is holding a Story Salon around our coming-out stories. I'm impressed that it was our straight classmates who asked us to do that. It's an indication of just how open the culture is here and how much we all want to understand each other's community."

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Skyler Soto

Skyler Soto
MBA14

"When I met my study group during orientation week, I was amazed that so much diversity could be packed into five individuals. We all came from different industries and wanted to take our careers in different directions. We were men and women of different ethnicities, who came from different places. In other words, we were typical Berkeley-Haas students."

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Angela Steele

Angela Steele
MBA16

"I was the first person in my family to graduate from college, and will be the first to get a graduate degree. For low-income families I think finding financial security is always top of mind. When I left my job at Google to go do research in China, and later left my job at Walking Tree to enroll in a full-time MBA program, I don't think my family always understood why I would give up a great job, but they are super-proud of me and I'm happy to set an example for my cousins and nephew."

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Corey Weathers

Corey Weathers
MBA17

"My classmates are a fun and eclectic bunch. We all bring our own perspectives to any discussion, and they bring the best out in me."

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