Mike Ilitch School of Business Launches Leadership and Diversity Initiative

The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has launched the Institute for Leadership and Diversity, which will serve as a platform within the school that holds meetings and conducts research on increasing diversity in business, and works to strengthen relationships with businesses in Detroit. 

“Our main focus is on engagement with the business community,” says Toni Somers, associate dean at the Mike Ilitch School of Business and co-founder of the institute. “If you’re looking for leadership or education on how to improve the diversity in your workforce, we want you to come to us.” 

The institute will offer classes and summer camps in the local community and the business school to foster the growth of leadership and diversity. Somers says the institute was a natural fit for the Mike Ilitch School of Business because of the leadership classes already present at the school.


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