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Promoting Social-Class Diversity in B-Schools and in Boardrooms with Sema Burney (BCom’97, MBA’02)

Season 1, Ep. 3

When we talk about diversity in candidate selection, our attention often centers on ethnicity, gender, or orientation. This episode brings attention to a vital yet often overlooked aspect: social class diversity in elite programs and job recruitment. Sema Burney (BCom’97, MBA’02) joins Maëlle Morin, a third-year undergraduate student in managing for sustainability to explore how a student's socio-economic background influences their school experiences and career path and how businesses can benefit from having more diverse perspectives in their organizations. 

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