Diversity

How data science can make Hollywood more diverse

Wharton’s Kartik Hosanagar launched Jumpcut, a startup to help Hollywood create more inclusive content by relying on data to show industry leaders that audiences are hungry for a wider range of representation.

From Knowledge@Wharton

How middle managers can help make a more equitable workplace

A new report from Wharton shows how companies can make a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace with the help of middle managers, who ultimately shape the environment and daily experiences of employees.

From Knowledge@Wharton



In the News


NBC News

There are too few Latino nurses. COVID showed how important they are

Dean Antonia Villarruel of the School of Nursing, spoke about the structural barriers that prevent many Latino students from pursuing nursing and the important role Spanish-speaking nurses have played during the pandemic.

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Los Angeles Times

Black, Latinx and female entrepreneurs are still ignored by most venture capitalists

Katherine Klein of the Wharton School spoke about the lack of diversity in venture capital funding. “The disparity in who the venture capitalists are and where their money goes is just phenomenal,” she said.

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Marketplace (NPR)

For chief diversity officers, a changed landscape after Floyd’s murder

Stephanie Creary of the Wharton School spoke about the challenges faced by chief diversity officers. “They’re spending a lot of time in meetings convincing people that this is important and don’t always have sufficient time to do the work that needs to be done in order to move the needle on diversity,” she said.

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Al Día

2021 AL DÍA Top Doctors: A celebration of diversity in medicine unlike any other

Iris Reyes of the Perelman School of Medicine is among 12 Latino doctors honored by AL DÍA for contributions to the profession and the community. Reyes founded the UPHS-CHOP Alliance of Minority Physicians which has expanded diversity in the Health System, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Perelman School of Medicine. “I am proud to work alongside such talented and passionate medical students, trainees and faculty who seek to change the status quo,” said Reyes.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Tracing Montco’s decades-long shift from GOP stronghold to boon for Biden

Obed Arango of the School of Social Policy & Practice spoke about the diversification of Norristown, Pennsylvania. “I am one of the few Latinos, or perhaps the only Latino, who participates in a county commission,” he said, “When you have lack of representation, the agenda that is set will benefit the groups that are represented there. Many times, I’ve had to bring that perspective.”

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

‘We all have a lot more to do’: Del. business leaders get crash course on reducing racial disparities in the workforce

Stephanie Creary of the Wharton School spoke to the Delaware Chamber of Commerce about addressing race and diversity in the workplace. “The more that we actually pretend that race isn’t a factor or that we don’t have different races, what the studies have shown is that we actually tend to engage in more biased behavior,” she said.

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