Yale SOM Employer Guide to diversity, equity and inclusion

We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.

SOM’s mission to educate leaders for business and society urges us to engage with the problems afflicting our world—especially issues of discrimination, bias, and equity—in our pursuit of supporting the education of purpose-driven and inclusive business leaders. In order to fulfill this distinctive mission, we must be a community that achieves and celebrates diversity in our own ranks. We aspire to build and sustain a welcoming community in which unique perspectives are heard and valued—and all community members feel that they belong. This statement of inclusivity extends to how we support recruiting efforts at Yale SOM.

Read more about Yale SOM’s commitment to DEI here and consider the following steps to creating an inclusive recruiting experience.

  • Plan the when, where, how:
    • avoid religious/cultural holidays
    • pick accessible locations or platforms
    • provide a variety of networking opportunities for different personality and learning styles
  • Select inclusive and welcoming images and messaging when marketing
  • Allow for self-expression by encouraging your recruiting team to share pronouns and/or how they identify to set inclusive example for students
  • When hosting recruiting engagements in-person offer:
    • inclusive event accommodations: elevators, an all-gender restroom, a lactation room
    • menu considerations (e.g. vegan options)
    • diverse suppliers and vendors
  • Don’t forget about inclusivity for virtual events:
    • turn on closed captioning
    • include pronouns with your virtual/Zoom names
  • Start with a diverse recruiting team by including colleagues with:
    • ‘visible’ diverse affinities (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age)
    • ‘invisible’ diversity dimensions (e.g., sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, religion)
  • Ensure colleagues are comfortable speaking about diversity and inclusion in your organization
  • Educate colleagues on how to ensure all students are engaged, including how to ask questions and encourage participation across different styles, etc.
  • Sponsor a student affinity club to showcase your commitment to advancing student interest and pursuits
  • Use the resume databases strategically, whether trying to broaden your reach to new students, or to tailor your messages based on student interests and experiences
  • Build a recruiting strategy that incorporates an array of touchpoints and formats to connect with a variety of student learning and networking styles
  • Connect with students from the variety of Yale SOM degree programs to broaden your brand building efforts to a wider base of potential candidates