Monica Stevens, MBA 96, promotes diversity and inclusion at Haas
Monica Stevens, MBA 96, has shaped and guided Berkeley Haas’ diversity and inclusion efforts for many years. She founded the Alumni Diversity Council in 2012 and, since that time, Haas has incorporated diversity and inclusion into its strategic business plan, hired a director of diversity initiatives, and added courses helping students manage diverse teams. Stevens continues to be a trusted advisor to students, alumni, and administrators, generously offering her leadership as the school evolves in the areas of diversity and inclusion.
The volunteer council, led by Stevens and vice chair Brett Conner, MBA 12, has grown to 20 alumni members across academic programs. They discuss high-level initiatives and how to positively impact current students and reach out to and recruit prospective students. Council members also engage with fellow alumni to increase participation and encourage networking with current, admitted, and prospective students. Stevens, a senior VP for Wells Fargo Merchant Services, also hosts and supports diversity gatherings.
For her efforts, Stevens was awarded the 2017 Raymond E. Miles Alumni Service Award, the school’s highest volunteer honor. She is the first African-American woman to receive it.
Berkeley Haas is grateful to the thousands of alumni who volunteer and promote the Haas School around the world.
Shown above: Monica Stevens, MBA 96, the Raymond E. Miles Alumni Service Award winner, with Former Dean and Professor Emeritus Raymond Miles