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  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The Marshall School of Business, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion guides the strategic efforts to ensure a welcoming and engaging educational environment in a community of diverse faculty, staff, and students. Our strategic efforts include engagement and leadership workshops, panels, discussions, speaker series, and trainings designed to create an authentic sense of belonging, engagement, collaboration, and community, as well as fostering a culture of inclusion paramount to the success of all at USC Marshall.

“Think of the opportunity for young women who have aspirations to be business leaders who will benefit in even greater numbers from the Marshall education," Carmen Nava '84; Chair Marshall Board of Councilors; USC Trustee




  • The ATHENA Summit brings together women entrepreneurs, founders, and investors for a day of collaborative action, support, and networking. Panels and keynote speakers will inspire participants, while winners of the ATHENA Pitch Competition will be announced. Check back for more information and registration.

“The Tenure Project conference in Seattle was a transformative experience. It was the first time I have seen business academics from multiple disciplines and institutions work together with commitment towards a common goal — enriching the academy with diverse scholars who are tenured. Witnessing Dean Garrett and Vice Dean Rindova participate in the conference and represent USC Marshall’s support of that objective made the experience all the more inspiring.”

Kalinda Ukanwa, Assistant Professor of Marketing


There are nearly 40 Marshall Graduate Students Organizations, which include Diversity & Affinity organizations that provide a means of support, resources, collaboration, professional development, social networking and advocacy opportunities.

You have to be able to hear every voice. In order to lead a diverse workforce and take advantage of that diversity, you need to create an inclusive culture where everyone truly belongs.

Sarah Townsend

Associate Professor of Management and Organization


Marshall Undergraduate Diversity & Affinity organizations provide opportunities to engage with one another around shared interests and identities.


The Marshall Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) Fellows consist of Marshall faculty and staff who demonstrate a commitment to enhancing and expanding Marshall's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. ODEI Fellows serve as advocates and community leaders and provide vision and partnership on strategies and initiatives that highlight diverse, equitable and inclusive perspectives, practices, and policies - thereby expanding capacity and impact throughout Marshall and USC.