The smallest of the Diversity Conferences, ROMBA conference is the world’s largest gathering of LGBTQ+ business professionals and alumni. The annual conference includes a variety of panels, workshops, receptions, and a career fair with 100+ corporate partners recruiting LGBTQ+ MBA Talent.
ROMBA is considered a “semi-open conference,” meaning only people who identify as LGBTQ+ or seriously committed (and truly active) allies are welcome to participate in the career expo.
- Dates: October 6-8
- Location: Washington, D.C.
- Website: https://reachingoutmba.org/romba-conference/agenda-2021/
- View list of 2021 corporate partners here
The Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate Conference (also known at the ROMBA Conference) is the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) graduate business school students – the world’s largest gathering of LGBTQ business students in the world. The ROMBA Conference provides future lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender leaders from around the world the opportunity to network, learn, and improve their skills so they will emerge stronger and more confident in the business world. Leading businesses partner with the conference to show support for the LGBTQ community and recruit top level talent.
The first conference, originally launched as a conference to provide LGBTQ business school students with a resource to make connections with other LGBTQ students and business professionals, brought together about 100 LGBTQ students.
Today that conference is one program our non-profit organization produces and in 2019 saw 1,800 students, prospective LGBTQ MBAs and business graduates, professional business leaders, alumni and recruiters gather for the 22st ROMBA Conference, which was held in Minneapolis.
In 2020 they had over 100 companies specifically seeking LGBTQ talent. We’ll continue to offer content for LGBTQ+ MBA professionals and alumni. They also offer content for current LGBTQ MBA & grad students, LGBTQ MBA professionals/alumni, and prospective MBAs.
To register for this conference, visit their website
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Reaching Out MBA Conference – https://www.reachingoutmba.org/romba-conference