Goizueta Business School Hosts Student Competition to Address Racial Injustice

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Emory University’s Goizueta Business School is excited to announce the launching of the second annual John R. Lewis Racial Case Competition. This competition is an opportunity for business students from across the nation to work with big-name companies and corporations. During the competition, business students will get real-world experience by investigating how companies can address racial injustice within their organizations.

Volunteer judges will select 20 semi finalist teams that will be assigned to 1 of 5 corporate partners. In December, each team will be given a case prompt specific to their corporate partner’s racial justice and equality goals. The students will then work to create bold, innovative, and actionable racial justice and equity initiatives targeted to make a positive difference in the workplace.

Goizueta Business School’s Second Annual John R. Lewis Racial Case Competition

In its inaugural year, the Goizueta competition had over 500 students from 52 universities participate. 

  • The winning team from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business created a plan for Johnson & Johnson to use products and incentives to inspire one million Black girls to study STEM. 
  • Other companies that participated in the 2021 competition include Walmart, Salesforce, HP, Southern Company, and Truist. 

Emory University is proud to host this competition, as one of Goizueta Business School’s main initiatives is to create business leaders that will make a lasting change. 

Karen Sedatole—Interim John H. Harland Dean of Goizueta Business School—said, “At Goizueta, we prepare principled leaders to have a positive impact on business and society. I am so proud to see our students and partners coming together to push for critical change to strengthen business and communities alike.”

Interested students will need to form and apply as a team. Teams should be between four to six people. Then, the team will need to identify an industry of interest. Your team will have the following options to choose from: food and beverage, healthcare, technology, and transportation and logistics. Afterwards, the team will need to develop a statement of intent and submit resumes for each team member.

You can learn more about how to can get involved with the Emory Goizueta John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition by visiting


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