I am proud to have attended the recent Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) Club Leadership Summit in Atlanta, on behalf of Cambridge Judge Business School and as a leader of the Pride @ CJBS Special Interest Group (SIG), along with passionate pioneers and peers from more than 40 top business schools.

Some of my thoughts, reflections and takeaways are:

Institutional knowledge proves paramount, especially for LGBTQ+ communities and clubs, where limitations in size and membership are common, (even more so for one-year MBA programmes). Implementing simple measures such as PowerPoints, handbooks, or a shared Google Drive can lay a strong foundation and fulfill various needs effectively.

Queer leadership extends far beyond graduation. Insights gleaned from Jared Rieger and Liz Zale on sustaining LGBTQ+ leadership post-business school, coupled with Mikaela S. illuminating sharing on Out After Anderson, ignite inspiration and underscore the enduring impact of our roles.

Summits and conferences serve as fertile ground for profound introspection. From Seattle to Los Angeles and now Atlanta, and EUROUT in London, each ROMBA summit has bestowed upon me a profound sense of empowerment and reaffirmed the significance of our collective endeavours.

Today, when I sit down and look back, I just realised what a transformative year I have undergone with Cambridge Judge Business School, the University of Cambridge, my college, St Catharine’s College and Reaching out MBA (ROMBA): from my MBA application to school selections and now halfway through the MBA itself, all while travelling between Asia, Europe and USA. Despite the mounting uncertainties and chaos all around, my determination only grows stronger within.

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