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Sponsor Spotlights


Host Sponsor (Chicago)

JP Morgan

At J.P. Morgan, our mission is simple: first-class business…in a first-class way. In everything we do, excellence and integrity are the guiding principles. Excellence means more than 160 years of experience and knowledge that comes from solving the complexities of significant wealth, day in and day out. We augment this knowledge with some of the boldest, most innovative thinking today. Integrity means keeping your interests front and center always and carrying out our work with utter discretion.

In each key area of wealth management—investments, liquidity and credit management, and, along with your independent advisors, tax and estate planning—our extensive experience is exemplary. Equally important, we have the experience, the organizational structure and the commitment to knit these separate strands into a unified and comprehensive plan designed around your particular situation.

We understand that our collective diversity is our strength and are committed to creating an inclusive organization where everyone can succeed based on merit. We hire and develop people with unique experiences and diverse backgrounds because we believe that is a fundamental part of strengthening our global business capabilities. We understand that different perspectives bring strength and creativity to our work and lead to the best solutions for our clients. J.P. Morgan offers internship opportunities and scholarships to students of diverse backgrounds and participates in a wide variety of career events to attract diverse candidates.


Host Sponsor (Washington, DC)

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Achievement with a purpose.

At PNC, we have a great appreciation for the power of diversity and inclusion. In fact, diversity is one of the core values that have been developed by our employees. More than that, it's an integral part of our daily business practices and recruitment strategy. When people with different ideas, experiences and backgrounds work together to achieve common goals, it's inspiring and motivating. It's also what you’ll experience as a PNC employee.

Whether serving an individual or institution, PNC can help clients bank intelligently and easily through several major businesses:

Learn more about our culture and our careers at www.pnc.jobs.

PNC provides equal opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Whether it’s raising capital in Mumbai or hedging currencies in Stockholm, the powerful combination of Bank of America Merrill Lynch means we can do more for our clients than any other financial services firm. We understand the challenges our clients face around the world, and we tap the full resources of our company to help them achieve their goals. Our solutions span the complete range of advisory, capital raising, banking, treasury and liquidity, sales and trading, and research capabilities.

Combining a dominant corporate bank and world-class investment bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has created a financial powerhouse of deep industry, regional, product and strategic expertise serving clients in over 150 countries through more than 40 offices across the world. As the bank of choice for 99% of the U.S. Fortune 500 and 96% of the Global Fortune 500, Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the place to be for talented professionals who are serious about seizing opportunities to make a difference and helping to shape the future of global banking.


Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to approximately 325,000 subscribers globally. Diversity & Inclusion at Bloomberg is our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture where employees feel respected for their diversity and empowered to impact the business globally.

Women at Bloomberg

Bloomberg Women’s Community connects and supports women at Bloomberg through awareness, relationship-building and career development. The Bloomberg Women in Technology group encourages women to be leaders in technology and focuses on supporting leadership development, recruitment and retention efforts within the company, as well as mentoring young women pursuing STEM educational and career paths.

Bloomberg’s Financial Services Gender-Equality Index

Last year, Bloomberg launched the inaugural Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index, recognizing 26 firms for their commitment to gender equality. The index provides investors with valuable reference data across internal company statistics, employee policies, gender-conscious product offerings and external community engagement.


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Since 1931, Capital Group has been singularly focused on delivering superior, consistent results for long-term investors using high-conviction portfolios, rigorous research and individual accountability. Capital Group serves individual investors, financial intermediaries and institutions around the world through a broad range of products and services that include American Funds, one of the largest mutual fund families in the U.S. by assets under management.

Fostering a fully diverse workforce that provides opportunities for everyone based on their skills and experience has long been a priority at The Capital Group Companies. In addition to surfacing the best people for the job regardless of factors such as gender, ethnicity and nationality this commitment has contributed greatly to the Capital Group’s success and prominence in the investment management industry.

The Capital Group’s investment philosophy, established nearly 80 years ago, is reflected in a collegial work environment that encourages and values the input and active collaboration of associates throughout our organization. (The fact that we call all our employees ‘associates’ is itself an acknowledgment of this respect for the individual.) It is through this diversity that the best long-term investment ideas are born, resulting in consistent investment results for our clients and shareholders.

Inherent in our commitment to diversity is active support for the inclusion and advancement of women. More than 60% of our associates are female, and the Capital Group works closely with women’s organizations in key universities and business schools to recruit talented women and nurture their advancement.

We invest in our associates through a comprehensive benefits program that encourages continued education and training as well as support for working mothers through flexible work schedules and generous well-baby care and maternity benefits. It is all part of the Capital Group’s strong belief that our clients, shareholders, and associates all benefit when we help individuals succeed.


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DaVita® and HealthCare Partners® have joined forces to become one of the nation's largest and most innovative healthcare communities. The merged entity, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., leverages a shared passion for and commitment to clinical excellence and improving patients' health and quality of life.

As an operating division of DaVita HealthCare Partners℠, DaVita is focused on setting worldwide standards for clinical, social and operational practices in kidney care. From raising awareness of chronic kidney disease to providing industry-leading, no-cost diet- and health-management resources to people diagnosed with it, DaVita will continue its pursuit to keep people off dialysis as long as possible—and to improve access to treatment and quality of life for those who do need dialysis.

HealthCare Partners, one of the country's largest operator of medical groups and physician networks, will continue to provide integrated care management as an operating division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, focusing on delivering outstanding healthcare across a broad range of services. HealthCare Partners works with its patients to help them live life to the fullest and strives to lead the transformation of the national healthcare delivery system to ensure quality, accessible and affordable care for all.


Deloitte

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80% of the Fortune 500. Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors with one purpose: to deliver measurable, lasting results. Clients count on Deloitte to help them transform uncertainty into possibility and rapid change into lasting progress. Our people know how to anticipate, collaborate, and innovate, and create opportunity from even the unforeseen obstacle. It’s clear why our commitment to an inclusive culture has remained strong: Our people are our most valuable asset.


Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.

Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe.

References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at dow.com.


Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group is a bank holding company and a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.


Hines

Hines is a privately owned, international real estate firm that has provided the highest level of quality, service and value to its clients and investors for nearly 60 years.

With a presence in 182 cities around the globe and investor relationships with many of the world's largest financial institutions, Hines has the breadth of experience, the network of expertise and the financial strength to assume complex and challenging investment, development and management projects.

Company Highlights

Diversity Commitment

Hines is driven by values and innovation; and diversity is a key expression of both. Our international, multi-cultural platform allows for divergent viewpoints and the advancement of ideas to foster our entrepreneurial nature, which benefits our work as well as our partners and investors. Employees are essential to our success and we are committed to attracting, retaining and promoting a talented, diverse workforce. We strive to support an environment where everyone can reach his or her full potential, and where differences are valued and celebrated.


Whirlpool

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2014. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries. We earn the trust of consumers in nearly every country by focusing on what matters. Because of our leadership practices, development opportunities, business performance, strong reputation and a commitment to the communities where we live and work, Whirlpool Corporation has received many awards including - Fortune Magazine’s Top Companies for Leaders, one of the world’s Most Admired Companies, Fast Company’s Top 50 Most Innovative Companies and we’ve had a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for 11 years in a row.


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Recognized as one of the world’s top business schools, IE Business School has its main campus in Madrid. At IE, we have been working for the last 30 years to offer the best management education and corporate consulting services. The result is the "IE Experience." The experience of a school steeped in the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. A school that fosters applied research and promotes social responsibility initiatives. A school that leaves its own, differentiating mark.

The level of quality of IE master's and executive education programs have positioned it among the best in the world in international rankings drawn up by key publications that include Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Economist, Aspen Institute and América Economía.

IE Admissions carries out a rigorous selection process to ensure only the most outstanding candidates make it from the large number of applications. IE seeks highly potential individuals who are dynamic, motivated, and creative, who not only excel in their academic and professional lives, but also offer the kind of interpersonal skills that will allow them to get the most out of the program.

Diversity is rooted throughout the whole IE Experience. It starts from the recruitment process and continues beyond graduation. The initiatives portrayed below are just a brief sample of the multiple activities offered by all departments and programs at IE through which our students learn how to truly manage diversity on their path towards becoming global leaders.


MIT Sloan

The MIT Sloan School of Management, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the world’s leading business schools- conducting cutting-edge research and providing management education to top students from more than 60 countries. MIT Sloan partners with the ForteÁ and MIT Sloan Women in Management Club to increase opportunities for women. MIT Sloan is where smart, independent leaders come together, where ideas are made to matter.

Mission Driven

MIT Sloan is a mission-driven organization. We develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and generate ideas that advance management practice.

Mens et Manus

Our diversified, specialized, and action-oriented curriculum exemplifies our commitment to balancing innovative ideas and theories with hands-on application. The coursework at MIT Sloan is rigorous and distinguished by emphasis on real-world engagement that turns innovative ideas into practical solutions to the world’s challenges.

Learn, Act, Reflect

Through project-based learning and ongoing reflection, students translate classroom knowledge and theory into practical business solutions for companies and organizations from all over the world. Our experience in developing, managing, and supporting groundbreaking project-based learning plays a part of every Action Learning Lab course.

A World of Opportunities

As a result of their personalized preparation, MIT Sloan MBA students field a high percentage of job offers. This is clear evidence of the value that employers around the world place on MIT Sloan’s hands-on, high-touch course of studies, as well as an ongoing testament to the caliber of MIT Sloan MBA graduates.

Collaboration Across MIT

What makes the MIT Sloan community so dynamic is the absence of boundaries. Invention here is cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and a result of one key common denominator: excellence. Members of this community believe strongly that there is no point in striving for anything less.

Culture of Contribution

Students at MIT Sloan immediately tap into the synergy they find on campus. We often hear students marvel at how everyone pitches in to help you attain your goals. Ask anyone what makes MIT such a special place, and you will inevitably hear about the people here—intelligent, respectful, and imaginative people, who eagerly collaborate toward common goals.

Customizable Curriculum

After the powerful, shared experience of the first-semester Core, students construct a personalized course of study. In addition to the analytic rigor you would expect from MIT Sloan, we focus sharply on the broad concepts and subtle nuances of real-world business challenges — and offer a host of opportunities exclusive to MIT Sloan to engage in decision-making and big-picture analysis, while enhancing leadership skills. Every experience is tailored to each student's unique interests and goals.

Tracks and Certificate Programs: To further expand our customized curriculum, we offer our MBA students specialized Tracks in Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and in Enterprise Management. We also offer certificate programs in Sustainability and Healthcare. Each of these specialized options can take you down a more defined career path. Within these offerings, like-minded students take relevant courses and participate in extracurricular activities with key industry leaders and faculty.

Combined Degrees: The joint degree program, Leaders for Global Operations (LGO), is offered in conjunction with the MIT School of Engineering and combines coursework in management and engineering with a six-month internship at an MIT partner company. The three-year MIT Sloan and Harvard Kennedy School of Government dual degree enables students to receive both an MBA and an MPA or MPP in preparation for management roles in local, state/provincial, or federal/national governments, as well as in NGOs and not-for-profit organizations.


Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at Virginia

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, PhD and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience combines the best educational experience, featuring the case method of teaching; the highest-ranked faculty, whose research advances global managerial practice and business education; and a dynamic, global network of students, faculty, staff and alumni. These three key elements come together to develop entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders who step forward to improve the world.

Darden women make a significant impact every day — at Darden, in Charlottesville and around the world. They are student club presidents, community leaders, entrepreneurs and more. Darden is committed to recruiting women who want to positively impact the world, and empowering them for long-term success in whatever role they choose.

Furthermore, Darden’s chapter of Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) connects, empowers, and celebrates the next generation of women leaders and helps build awareness of women in leadership positions. Throughout the year, they engage students, alumnae, faculty and prospective students in activities ranging from senior speaker series to golf lessons to mentoring programs. Moreover, GWIB’s goal is to use education, coaching, networking, and mentoring to foster a lifelong community that enables and empowers Darden women to achieve their professional and personal aspirations, both during and after their time at Darden. In addition, Darden is one of the few MBA programs that provide dedicated lifelong career services resources for its alumni. The Alumni Career Services staff understands the career path of a woman may not always look like that of her male counterparts. Our professional staff provides Darden alumnae with resources and support as they move through different phases of their careers.


Yale School of Management

The founding mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society.  And Yale SOM is a place where the mission matters, where students, alumni, faculty, and staff embrace its meaning and implications.  It provides both long-term strategic guidance about what the school is and should be and informs decisions and actions on a daily basis.  An essential part of our mission is to recruit, support, and train women who want to make a positive difference in the world.

Yale SOM actively encourages more women to become business leaders. In our collaborative and tight-knit community, your voice will be heard and your perspective and experience will be valued.

Women at Yale SOM have many opportunities for personal and professional growth, through events hosted by the student-run Women in Management Club and by connecting with women faculty, alumnae, and visiting speakers. Discussions of gender diversity in the workplace are a part of the integrated core curriculum.