The Club's Commitment to Racial Equity

The HBS Club of NY believes that our alumni are well positioned to help address the problems of systemic racism and structural inequality. We have been trained to be leaders who make a difference in the world and are committed to making a sustainable impact on race and equity issues.

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

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    Jorge ConsuegraMBA 1989

    Jorge Consuegra was appointed as the Club’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer in March 2021. Jorge is a global, senior diversity, marketing and business executive. His experience spans several industry sectors, including digital, technology, media, financial services, beverages, and environmental services.

    Jorge is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and has driven growth by creating diverse global teams. He runs his own consulting firm helping companies in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Volunteer with Us

The Club is convening a committee of NY-area alumni volunteers to support Racial Equity initiatives. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Programming
  • Resources and Tools
  • Sponsorship
  • Training
  • Data and Metrics
  • HBS Clubs and Affiliates Collaboration
If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please contact communitypartners@hbscny.org

Racial Equity Programming

Over the course of the 2020 Fall and Winter, the Club organized a virtual Racial Equity Learning Series for business leaders. The series featured Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experts, dynamic business leaders and leveraged virtual engagement tools.
Based on the overwhelming engagement and interest from the series, we want to continue providing these kinds of learning opportunities for alumni and the public.

For links to past Club program recordings, click here.

The Racial Equity Task Force

Convened in June 2020, the Club’s Racial Equity Task Force worked together to identify ways to address racial inequity issues and implement measurable changes and initiatives. The Task Force delivered its recommendations to the Club Board in December 2020.

Highlights of the Task Force recommendations include:

  • Appoint a Club Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.
  • Hire an external consultant to provide equity and inclusion training to Club leadership.
  • Club Division’s provide bi-annual updates on racial equity activities and metrics.
  • Implement the Black 100 Initiative.
  • Organize and store ongoing Racial Equity and Social Equity programming.
  • Work with other Club Presidents to help streamline and amplify individual Club efforts.
  • Collaborate with the Harvard Business School to amplify school efforts and obtain demographic data when available for data purposes.
  • Potentially conduct or incorporate diversity questions in a NY alumni or membership survey.

Responses to External Events

Black Lives Matter (June 2020)

Stop Asian Hate (March 2021)