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.


We are sold out for 2023!

Reaching Out MBA has closed partnership opportunities for this year’s ROMBA Conference. We are sold out of space in our Expo Hall. For 2024 partnerships, our packet will be available in late October/early November. Please return for more information later this year. Thank you for your interest!

2023 Partnership Opportunities FAQs

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

Please review our 2023 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 24 at the Los Angeles LGBT Center
Club Leadership Summit – April 28-29 in Chicago, IL
Summer Treks:

  • New York, NY/Finance (June 12-13)
  • Chicago, IL/Consulting (June 22-23)
  • Boston, MA (June 29-30)
  • Seattle, WA (July 13-14)

Fellowship Retreat – July 28-29, Location TBD
ROMBA Conference – October 5-7 in Chicago, IL

How do we register to become a Corporate Partner?

You may complete the 2023 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 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 in order to get the most out of the year-round engagement. Our deadline for receipt of corporate partnership applications is Friday, September 15th.

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 are as follows: $750 (Early Bird); $850 (After Labor Day); or, $1,000 (Within One Week of Event). A Career Expo Only Pass is $100. You should be a Corporate Partner to register for the ROMBA Conference.

How do I make accommodations for the ROMBA Conference?

Once a conference registrant completes the registration process, you will see a link to our room block at the host hotel, The Chicago Hilton at 720 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago is our host hotel. From the link, you can book within our designated block for the duration of our conference. This room block link is not public; we respectfully request that our conference registrants do not share it. Please note that our conference is on the same weekend as the Chicago Marathon so hotel rooms in Chicago will be in high demand over our conference; we encourage you to book your room(s) early.