Become a Partner

Reaching Out provides year-round opportunities to engage with students and alumni.

Become a champion of the LGBTQ+ business community.

Over our 20-year history, Reaching Out has grown to include a range of programming that educates, inspires, and connects an increasingly diverse LGBTQ+ MBA community. We invite you to join us and engage with students and alumni throughout the year.


2024 Partnership Packet

2024 Partnership Opportunities FAQs

How can I learn more about becoming a Corporate Partnership with Reaching Out MBA?

Please review our 2024 Corporate Partnership Packet here. Once you have had a chance to review the document and consider it in light of your DEI goals, recruitment strategies, and budget, please set up a meeting with Demetri Sparks, Development Director, by emailing him at

When are the Reaching Out MBA events?

Out Women In Business – March 8 at the Los Angeles LGBT Center
Club Leadership Summit – April 12-13 in Atlanta, GA
Summer Treks:

  • New York, NY/Finance (June 10-11)
  • Chicago, IL/Consulting (June 20-21)
  • Boston, MA (June 27-28)
  • San Fransico, CA (July 8-9)
  • Seattle, WA (July 11-12)

Fellowship Retreat – July 26-27 in Philadelphia, PA
ROMBA Conference – September 26-28 in Los Angeles, LA

Please note that all dates and locations are tentative and may be subject to change.

How do we register to become a Corporate Partner?

You may complete the 2024 Reaching Out MBA Corporate Partner Application in one of the following two ways:

First, you may complete our application online via Google form here. This is our preferred method. We understand that your company may have firewalls around these forms; however, we ask that you contact your IT team to ask for special access to this form, if possible.

Second, you may complete our application via an Excel spreadsheet. Please contact our Development Director, Demetri Sparks, at or Development Coordinator, Sadiyah Rashied, at for access to the Excel sheet. Please make sure to complete the first two tabs at a minimum. If you are partnering with us for the ROMBA Conference at the Garnet level or above, there is an additional tab to complete. Similarly, if you are partnering with OWIB and/or Additional Events, there is a special tab to sign up.

We highly recommend signing up by Thursday, June 1st to get the most out of the year-round engagement. Partnership opportunities do sell out, so we encourage signing up ASAP!

How do I register for the ROMBA Conference?

Registration for the ROMBA Conference will open on Thursday, June 1, just in time for Pride Month! We strongly encourage our partners to register early. Registration prices will be available in the Spring.