Wharton Stories: Diversity

Through a series of conversations on the Dollars and Change podcast, Vice Dean Katherine Klein explores the topics of racial equity in investing and diversity in the workplace with leaders in the field.

Diversity and Racial Equity in Investing: Conversations with Industry Leaders and Researchers

Ahmad Thomas, WG’18, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, recently announced the 25×25 Pledge.

How this Alumnus is Changing the Face of Leadership in Silicon Valley

The Wharton School is dedicated to amplifying the voices of our Black students, faculty, and alumni, as we examine how far we’ve come and how much further we have to go toward racial equality.

Wharton Celebrates Black History Month

Lauren Pencek, WG’18, Michelle Chia, WG’18, Kelcy Walsh, WG’18, and Grace Uminga, WG’18, use their “Four of a Kind Podcast” as a platform to “empower women to start businesses and take bigger jobs.”

How these Four Classmates Created a Podcast to Support Women in Business

“This is work that is ongoing. We continue to both advocate and support our students and educate the broader Penn community about the issues and the nuances of the Latinx community.”

LatinX Student Forum Opens Discussion on COVID, Election Anxiety, and Unprecedented Challenges

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