DIBAR in Business and Industry

Dive into the literature of research and practice in the diversity, inclusion and belonging space using all or any of the following selected resource. Topical areas include (but not limited to): communication, culture of inclusion, diversity and technology, workforce development, and leadership; these categories intersect with issues of unconscious bias, micro-aggressions, antiracism, and more.

Tip: Using Advanced Search, combine keyword(s) in specific search field. 


Provides articles on diversity, inclusion, and belonging from academic and industry publications.

Business Source Complete

The journal articles included in this database overlap with those in ABI/Proquest; however, each database has some articles that others do not have. For example, Business Source Complete has full-text articles of Harvard Business Review exclusively.

PsycINFOProvides articles and studies on diversity, inclusion, and belonging from psychology and related disciplines.
HOLLISContains all of Harvard's print and electronic materials, including articles pulled from selected databases on DIBAR related topics. Tip: Narrow your search with the filters on the right-hand side or a search result page.
Faculty ResearchFind HBS Faculty research on diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including cases featuring underrepresented protagonists. Current MBA, PhD, and Cross-Registered students can request via our case request form.



Racial Gaps Across the Economy

Research from McKinsey provides a fact base to document the racial gaps that exist in the US economy today and offer a vision of what could be gained if they were closed.


Current Awareness


Identify recent news, learning opportunities, and research related to diversity, inclusion, belonging, and anti-racism.


Use subject filters to screen for news on minority-owned businesses, gender equality, affirmative action, LGBTQ rights, etc. For more instruction, please refer to our Fast Answer on Factiva Advanced Searching.

Nexis UniNexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business, and legal sources from LexisNexis. Tip: Use keywords such as race OR diversity OR LGBTQ OR gender and limit to news.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Info BlastA monthly newsletter published by Baker Library that provides the HBS community a resource to stay engaged with current diversity, inclusion, and equity topics.


Learning and Awareness

Below are selected research centers that provide information and studies related to diversity suggested by Race, Gender and Equity Initiative and Baker Library.  

Data Sources

Job Patterns for Minorities and Women in Private IndustryThe US Equal Opportunity Commission's “Job Patterns For Minorities And Women In Private Industry” are data from periodic reports from public and private employers, and unions and labor organizations which indicate the composition of their work forces by sex and by race/ethnic category.   You can find information by industry and job category.
BloombergAccess Environmental, Social and Governance  (ESG) data via the Bloomberg terminal in the Stamps Reading Room.  Information is available for public companies only, but includes % of minority and women employees and managers. 
BoardExBoardEx provides full details on public company boards and senior management from companies around the globe. It allows you to search board members and senior management by gender, and also by affiliation with six ethnicity association networks of Asian, Black, Latino, Middle East, Native American and Multiple Associations (a person belongs to more than one ethnicity association network). 
PreqinYou can create a list of Minority-Owned or Women-Owned Venture Capital and Private Equity firms via Preqin.  Go to Fund Managers>Advanced Search> More Filters> Firm Details.
StatistaUse keywords to find information on employment trends, industry statistics, consumer demographics and more.  
Fast Answers: Workplace Diversity Resources Find additional sources of data and information regarding workplace diversity. 


Use these resources to build target lists of companies and firms. For example, filters are available to screen for minority owned and women owned firms.​

PreqinYou can create a list of Minority-Owned or Women-Owned Venture Capital and Private Equity firms via Preqin.  Go to Fund Managers>Advanced Search> More Filters> Firm Details.
OrbisIncludes filter for companies owned or managed by women or by minorities. Found under the company filter options.
Fast Answers: Companies: RankingsVarious resources for company rankings by topic (diversity, working mothers, etc.)