Who We Are

Reaching Out MBA's mission is to increase the influence of the LGBTQ+ community in business by educating, inspiring, and connecting MBA students and alumni.

Educate. Inspire. Connect.

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.

15+ National and regional events annually
1600+ Attendees at ROMBA 2023
200+ Reaching Out Fellows from 70 business schools and corporate partners
3500+ Students and alumni in Reaching Out LinkedIn Group
100+ Corporate Partners

Future ROMBA Conferences

2024 September 26-28 Los Angeles

Organizational Milestones

1999 The first ROMBA conference welcomes 150 LGBTQ+ students to its inaugural event.
2004 Reaching Out MBA becomes a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and forms a Board of Directors.
2008 The first LGBTQ+ Club Leadership Summit takes place in Chicago.
2014 The ROMBA Fellowship, a national scholarship program, launches in partnership with 17 top business schools.
2015 The first Out Women in Business (OWIB) takes place.
2018 The Fellowship program grows to 50 schools.
2020 ROMBA welcomes 2,700 attendees to its first virtual conference.
2022 Celebrated our 25th ROMBA Conference in Washington, DC.