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Emory University's Goizueta Business School Launches  John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition

Racial injustice in the corporate world became a huge hot button topic last year following the social unrest that brewed over the summer. To help solve America’s problem, Emory University launched a special competition initiative. According to a press release, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School launched the John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition to examine how corporate companies can properly address the issues of racial inequality within their organizations. The idea to create a business case competition — led by MBA student Willie Sullivan — stemmed from the police violence that led to the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery last year. After seeing the many corporate statements on racial injustice being released, Sullivan wondered what the aftermath looked like and how companies planned on addressing these issues directly. Sullivan then spoke to several fellow Goizueta MBA students, and found that many of them wished to get involved in the...

Jan 18, 2021

SurveyMonkey Adds Erika James To Its Board Of Directors Which Is Now 50% Women

Erika Hayes James, Dean of Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business, will join Serena Williams as the second black woman on the SurveyMonkey Board of Directors. The latest addition brings the 10-person board to five men and five women. James’ presence does more than just amplify diverse voices. She’s also bringing more than 20 years of experience in academia to the table, so her expertise will aid in SurveyMonkey’s interactions with the education sector, which has a huge presence in its customer base. James was the first black woman to be appointed dean of a top 25 business school when she joined Emory in 2014. One of her passions has been increasing the representation of women in leadership roles across both businesses and in MBA programs “My life’s work is helping women reach leadership positions, and I am impressed by SurveyMonkey’s dedication to creating a diverse and inclusive environment,” she said in a Fast Company article. “The data captured through SurveyMonkey...

Aug 16, 2018