Who We Are

Reaching Out MBA's mission is to increase the influence of the LGBT+ 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 LGBT+ MBA community. We invite you to join us and engage with students and alumni throughout the year.

15+ National and regional events annually
1,800+ Attendees at ROMBA 2019
250+ Reaching Out Fellows from 60 business schools
1,700+ Students and alumni on Reaching Out Connect
100+ Corporate Partners
Who We Are

Future ROMBA Conferences

2021 Austin
2022 Washington, D.C.
2023 Chicago
2024 Los Angeles

Organizational Milestones

1999 The first ROMBA conference welcomes 100 LGBT+ 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 LGBT+ 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.
2019 ROMBA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, welcoming 1,800 students and alumni, and 100 corporate partners to Atlanta.