40 Years of Developing Diverse Business Leaders

Tuck Diversity Business Programs are renowned for their ability to genuinely change lives: participants who attend say they are able to make real, vital changes that improve their bottom line immediately after returning home. Perhaps most importantly, these successful participants go on to become pillars in the community, creating jobs for diverse employees and providing mentorship to other underrepresented entrepreneurs. In our 40th year we are celebrating this legacy of impact while eagerly looking ahead to the future.

Our History

In 1980, Tuck’s visionary leaders saw an unmet need. In an era of increased outsourcing, corporate success depended on supplier excellence, but no other business school was focusing on developing the business acumen of the rapidly growing minority business sector. Determined to meet this need, Tuck worked with the US Small Business Administration to launch what was then called the Minority Business Executive Program in the summer of 1980. Twenty-six participants attended the inaugural session, laying the foundation for an alumni network that has grown to include more than 8,000 entrepreneurs, executives, and supplier diversity leaders.


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Building a Successful Diverse Business: May 2021

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Building a Successful Diverse Business: November 2020

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Growing an Established Diverse Business

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The decisions we make today have lasting impact on the future. It is humbling to recognize Tuck has been helping diverse businesses like mine make more effective decisions for more than 40 years.

Ira Jackson, DBP’98 ’00

I always refer to Tuck as the Disneyland of academia because I have literally seen the magic of that program and what it has done for entrepreneurs.

Reggie Humphrey, Tuck Diversity Business Programs Board Chair

This program is must for all small businesses. The network and friendships made during this session are priceless, especially as we all face similar challenges, successes and fears and can help each other out.

Shalini Madaras, DBP’18

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