Harvard Business School Dean Gets It

It is so inspiring to see leaders step and take responsibility for diversity.  Recently, at an alumni event in California, Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria admitted that women had been discriminated against at the elite business school and offered a public apology (see story here and here).  As reported last year in the New York Times, Dean Nohria launched an ambitious inclusion initiative in 2010 to reduce the gap between male and female students in terms of grades.  After putting several structural, behavioral, and cultural changes in place, the gender gap in grades was erased for the 2013 graduating class.  The Dean is now focusing efforts on including more women in HBS’ signature case studies, increasing the number of women serving on corporate boards, and establishing a mentorship program for female students and alumni.  Bravo Dean Nohria!