Wharton Stories: Podcast

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

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

“It’s not a short-term thing. This ripple effect of the economic and health crisis that we’re in right now will last for some time.”

Former Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Reflects on the ‘Ripple Effects’ of COVID-19

“We are living in an era in which corporations are sometimes more powerful than the politicians that we elect. What we’re trying to say to folks now is, ‘Flex that power in the interest of your Black employees.’”

How Corporations and Local Government Can Join the Fight Against Racial Injustice

Wharton Social Impact’s Sandra Maro Hunt speaks with Ellen Halle and Susanna Hamilton from Off Their Plate about how their organization is providing local assistance during the pandemic.

Help Where It’s Needed: How Grass Roots Organizations Are Making a Difference

“Employers should make the resources available to their staff that the staff need, and the staff need to take personal responsibility for respecting certain basic new rules for the time being.”

The World Health Organization Rep. Shares Her COVID-19 Prediction for the Coming Months