How the dialogue on diversity is reshaping business

The final panel discussion in the Beyond Business series, “Race & The Selling of America,” brings together Wharton dean Erika James with professionals in film and sports to discuss how diversity is reshaping businesses and brands.

From Knowledge@Wharton

Why anti-racism education belongs in business school

The co-presidents of Wharton’s African-American MBA Association discuss leading the Black at Wharton community’s response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and the impacts the demonstrations have had on them and their communities.

Dee Patel

Chaz Howard finds common ground in the face of division

The University chaplain, vice president for social equity and community, and head of the University’s recently announced Projects for Progress sees hope in the face of activism invigorated by nationwide racial justice protests.

The Pennsylvania Gazette

Why inclusion starts in the C-suite

Wharton’s Stephanie Creary speaks with global diversity expert Gwen Houston about why senior executives must lead inclusion efforts.

From Knowledge@Wharton

In the News

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.”


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.


Chronicle of Higher Education

How Serious Are You About Diversity Hiring?

The Graduate School of Education’s Marybeth Gasman discussed the disconnect between universities’ messaging on diversity and the realities of their hiring practices and treatment of faculty of color.


Times Higher Education U.K.

U.S. Student Enrolment Growth to ‘Decline Over Next Decade’

College enrollment is set to decline, but will see a simultaneous increase in racial diversity, according to Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education. Gasman suggested that most universities are ill-prepared for the shift and will need to diversify faculty to better accommodate future students.


Christian Science Monitor

Ivy Degree – Now What? Low-Income Grads Struggle with Careers, Status

Low-income first-generation college students met at Penn in February for the fourth annual 1vyG conference, where President Amy Gutmann welcomed the scholars.


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Study Reports Wide Gender Disparity Among MSI Presidents

The Graduate School of Education’s Marybeth Gasman commented on the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions’ new report, which advocates for more diversity in higher-education leadership.