Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion



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Bloomberg

Aggressive Civil Rights Office reinvents EPA discrimination work


Cary Coglianese of the Law School said the EPA’s ability to address civil rights depends on leadership’s commitment to implementing change. “A committed leader of an organization who makes it a priority to shift focus, and emphasizes that in every appearance they make, and really tries to drive that through the management, can probably matter more than whether you have a 12, 15, or 30- member office dedicated to civil rights,” he said.

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CNBC

Black business leaders: How to build wealth and career success

Americus Reed of the Wharton School said future leaders need to be strategic when advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. “We have to understand how to put different perspectives into our decision-making—into our companies, our brands, our organizations. And those different perspectives, we have to cultivate and manage them appropriately so that we can create the type of organizations that can be successful.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Should doctors insist on being called ‘doctor’?

Jules Lipoff of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote an opinion piece about the pros and cons of using the title of “doctor” when interacting with students or patients. “When white male doctors like me use it to refer to themselves, it makes it easier for female doctors or doctors of color to do the same,” he said. “So even at the risk of seeming pretentious, I think it’s reasonable to insist that every doctor be called a doctor.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

These diversity efforts could transform the future of health care at Penn

Eve Higginbotham of the Perelman School of Medicine was interviewed about diversity in health care at Penn and beyond. “Increasing diversity enhances access to care for diverse communities,” she said.

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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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