Reaching Out MBA is a not-for-profit organization whose "singular purpose [is] to empower LGBT MBA students to become professionals who will lead the way to equality in business education, in the workplace, and throughout society." Each year, they hold an Annual MBA Conference, which "provides a forum for prospective and current graduate business school students, recent alumni and current business leaders to build personal and professional networks, exchange information and promote cooperation within their respective areas of interest." This year's conference (the 16th Annual Conference) was held from October 17-19, in New Orleans, Louisiana and had more than 1,100 attendees.
The Essay Competition this year had the following theme: “What is our role as future LGBT business leaders to help combat international LGBT discrimination?” Vincenzo won 2nd place and enabled the Telfer School to be the only Canadian school to win a prize. Other schools that won prizes are: Harvard Business School, Chicago Booth School of Business, Columbia Business School and UCLA Anderson School of Management.