100% of donations to Reaching Out on Give Out Day will go to our LGBTQ Student Fund, which directly supports LGBTQ students' ability to travel part of conferences (including the ROMBA & Out Women in Business Conferences), educational treks for LGBTQ students, and other events that foster create a new generation of out LGBTQ business leaders.
Reaching Out MBA (Reaching Out) has a nearly 20-year history of supporting the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer MBA students and alumni. Through a year-round series of programming, with the annual ROMBA Conference as the cornerstone, Reaching Out strives to Educate, Inspire and Connect emerging LGBTQ leaders in the business world
Our ROMBA Conference, now in its 20th edition, has grown to include over 1,400 individuals – including LGBTQ MBA and graduate business school students, alumni & professionals, and prospective LGBTQ MBA appicants. Reaching Out also creates and supports a growing variety of programs and events on a year-round basis to ensure that our networks of students, alumni and employers continue to collaborate and find new ways of interaction moving forward. These include the LGBTQ MBA Student Treks, Reaching Out Brazil, Out Women in Business, and regional events.
Additionally the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship, a scholarship and leadership development program, has expanded to 37 business schools throughout the US in its 3rd year. Over $1M was awarded to receipient of the ROMBA Fellowship last year!