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  • How Can Minority Employees Be Authentic in a Corporate Workplace?

    37:33
    Wharton’s Stephanie Creary speaks with Dr. Ella F. Washington — organizational psychologist, practice professor at Georgetown University, and founder of Ellavate Solutions — on the indisputable value of DEI and how to be authentic at work while navigating corporate culture.This episode is part of the Leading Diversity at Work series.

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  • The U.S. Housing Market Has Homeowners Stuck | Lu Liu

    16:14
    Wharton’s Lu Liu discusses what policy changes may be needed to break mortgage lock-in, which is restricting real estate inventory in the U.S. housing market. This Ripple Effect podcast episode is part of a series on “Real Estate.”
  • How Financial Literacy Helps Underserved Students | David Musto

    13:44
    Wharton’s David Musto talks about Penn’s financial literacy course, which is being taught to high school students across the country. It’s just one of the programs at the Stevens Center to help younger people understand money and make better financial decisions. This Ripple Effect podcast episode is part of a series on “Financial Literacy.”
  • Why Are Millennials Not Having Kids?

    26:37
    Wharton’s Stew Friedman talks about his book, Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family, which has been re-released for its 10th anniversary with a provocative new preface. This evidence-based book examines the changing attitudes millennials and younger generations have about raising children in a society that makes it increasingly difficult to do so. 
  • Your Career in Journalism Is Over. Now What?

    17:31
    Wharton management professor Amy Wrzesniewski studied the shrinking field of journalism to better understand how workers grapple with occupational instability and declining careers. Her co-authored paper, “Perceived Fixed or Flexible Meaning: Toward a Model of Meaning Fixedness and Navigating Occupational Instability,” appears in the journal Administrative Science Quarterly.
  • Sponsorship vs. Professional Mentoring for Women Leaders | Nancy Rothbard

    12:51
    There’s a difference between a professional mentor and a sponsor, but women need both if they want help moving forward in their careers, explains Wharton Deputy Dean Nancy Rothbard. This Ripple Effect podcast episode is part of a series on “Women & Leadership."
  • Can Diversity Initiatives Break Barriers in Entertainment?

    26:00
    Wharton Coalition for Equity and Opportunity's Faculty Director Kenneth L. Shropshire is joined by industry leaders Nzinga “Zing” Shaw, CEO of Attack the Glass, and sports and entertainment attorney Jaia Thomas to address pay equity and underrepresentation in entertainment. They discuss their experiences in developing diversity initiatives, including targeted hiring practices, mentorship programs, and curating resume databases. Shah and Thomas offer insights on how to enhance visibility and opportunities for women, people of color, disabled communities, and LGBTQ+ professionals in sports and entertainment. This interview is part of a special 4-part series called “Opportunity Matters.”