One Darden Week in Pictures: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at UVA Darden

By Dave Hendrick

The recently concluded One Darden Week offered the University of Virginia Darden School of Business community the opportunity to discuss and celebrate Darden’s diverse community and identify strategies to promote inclusion and diversity at Darden and beyond. The student-led week included a range of programming, from weighty topics such as the privileges and disadvantages of social class and how it feels to be a first-generation college student at Darden to celebrations such as the annual Global Food Festival and Around The World Dance Party.

It’s a story best told in pictures, and the photos below capture highlights from many of the week’s main events.

Many students signed the Darden Diversity Pledge, affirming the community's commitment to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Professor Elena Loutskina hosted a panel of alumnae who have carved out rewarding careers in the finance sector at a panel titled "Why Women Should Opt Into Finance."

The Darden Global Food Festival brought out culinary talents from around the world.

Students made quick work of the delicious offerings from the Nigeria table.

The Asia Business Club at Darden helped host a special First Coffee with bubble tea.

Students shared many aspects of their cultures, including music ...

... decorations ...

... and dance.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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