Wharton Stories: Diversity

Matt Stephenson, WG’11, founded his nonprofit Code2College after many years of working in finance and education. He reflects on the current opportunities and challenges in the STEM field, and how the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Program impacted his career.

How This Bendheim Awardee Is Championing More Diversity in STEM

Prof. Quinetta Connally Roberson joined Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss the differences between the often-combined ideas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how to overcome the hurdles that often derail company DEI efforts.

Race and Work 2020: Why Companies Should Look Beyond Traditional Diversity Training to Establish Lasting DEI Initiatives

Sarah Hassaine, WG’21, advocates to bring more voices to the table to promote cultures with positive morale and higher engagement.

How this EMBA Student is Making an Impact in Diversity and Inclusion

Natalie Nielson Edwards, WG’18, joined Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss how diversity work has evolved in 2020 and the role that both individuals and companies play in contributing to the movement.

Race and Work 2020: “Embracing the Middle” and Engaging in Challenging Conversations About Race

Prof. Alexis Smith and Pamela Carlton joined Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss their research on the qualities of successful black women in the workplace before and after The Great Recession.

Race and Work in 2020: How Black Professional Women Break Barriers and Achieve Success

Prof. Stefanie Johnson joined Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss her research on leadership approaches to building diverse organizations, why they fall short, and how to “inclusify” instead.

Race and Work 2020: How Executives Can Harness the Power of Belonging to Create Inclusive Organizations

Dr. Howard Stevenson joined Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss how to read, recast, and resolve racially stressful moments.

Race and Work 2020: Strategies for How People of Color Can Navigate Racist Confrontations

Wharton’s Stephanie Creary, an Assistant Professor of Management, joined Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss how her LEAP framework is a step to being a better ally and creating equality in the workplace and beyond.

Race and Work in 2020: How to Be a Better Ally to Your Black Colleagues

“Coming together as a community, in solidarity and in number, seemed a natural part of the healing process.”

Undergrads Discuss Asian Identity and Biases at Community Forum

In this first of seven installments in this series, Prof. Laura Morgan Roberts of The Darden School at University of Virginia joins Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss strategies organizations can implement to combat racism in the work-from-home environment. 

Race and Work in 2020: Combating Microaggressions and Bias in the Remote Workplace