Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Meaningful Change Requires Meaningful Action

At Goizueta, diversity is a commitment to nurture and challenge the unique perspectives that will shape the future of business. It's a commitment to innovate in traditional fields and embrace emerging insights. It is the foundation of our intentions and actions. It is one of the core values by which we lead.

DEI Mission

Goizueta Business School endeavors to be the leader among business schools as a place for thriving and growth for every person without exception, allowing us to attract, develop, and engage the best talent and equip members of our community and our partners to be principled leaders in a diverse society.

Guiding Principles

  • Strategic

    Goal-oriented and coherent, each action should reflect our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion mission and goals.
  • Structural

    Cutting across the fabric of Goizueta, diversity, equity, and inclusion is integrated into everything we do and how we operate.
  • Sustainable

    Looking beyond ceremonial or quick fixes, our decisions and actions must have long-term effects.

Statement of Values

The Goizueta Business School values diversity, equity, and inclusion for every person without exception. This commitment uplifts individuals, enriches communities, and advances our mission to prepare principled leaders for the challenges and possibilities of tomorrow. Individually and collectively, we promote accountability, respect, and altruism throughout our institution. Informed by Atlanta’s history and Emory University’s place within it, our purpose is built upon positively influencing the world of business, an aim inextricable from positively influencing society itself.


  • Enrich Our Community

    Exposure to cultural knowledge with an aim of increased self-awareness
  • Reflect Broader Society

    Achieve a composition of our faculty, staff, and student body that fully reflects the broader society
  • Improve Equity

    Inspire our community members to leverage the power of diversity to improve equity in business and society

Voices of Goizueta

Goizueta Black History


Select DEI Initiatives

Strategic School Leadership

Jill Perry-Smith
Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives

Jill Perry-Smith

In her role as Senior Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Perry-Smith leads Goizueta's DEI efforts. This includes curriculum and co-curricular opportunities, leveraging research into decision making, liaising with key external audiences, and overseeing the DEI Council. Perry-Smith will lead Goizueta to respond to justice, equity, and diversity needs by emphasizing actions that are strategic, structural, and sustainable.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council Members

The DEI Council will influence and diffuse DEI strategy and initiatives, advise Goizueta leadership, and assess progress towards DEI goals & objectives. The DEI Council also will establish and interface with short-term specialty groups that will problem solve or tackle focused topics/initiatives.

DEI Research