The Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate Conference (also known at the ROMBA Conference) is the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) graduate business school students – the world’s largest gathering of LGBTQ business students. The ROMBA Conference provides future lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender leaders from around the world the opportunity to network, learn, and improve their skills so they will emerge stronger and more confident in the business world. Leading businesses partner with the conference to show support for the LGBTQ community and recruit top level talent.
The first conference, originally launched as a conference to provide LGBTQ business school students with a resource to make connections with other LGBTQ students and business professionals, brought together about 100 LGBTQ students.
Today that conference is one program our non-profit organization produces and in 2018 saw 1,600 students, prospective LGBTQ MBAs and business graduates, professional business leaders, alumni and recruiters gather for the 21st ROMBA Conference, which was held in Minneapolis.
In 2019 we anticipate having over 90-100 companies on-site specifically seeking LGBTQ talent, including our Underwriting Partner, The Boston Consulting Group. We’ll also once again offer content for current LGBTQ MBA & grad students, LGBTQ MBA professionals/alumni, and prospective MBAs.