Share

cover art for Improving Accessibility in the Workplace – and in Space

Knowledge at Wharton

Improving Accessibility in the Workplace – and in Space

Access the full transcript on Knowledge at Wharton.

More episodes

View all episodes

  • 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.”
  • What Can We Do to Narrow the Wealth Gap?

    25:34
    Wharton professor Keith Weigelt and President and CEO of Castle Oak Securities L.P. David R. Jones join host Kenneth L. Shropshire, faculty director of Wharton’s Coalition for Equity and Opportunity, to talk about the inequities in finance and financial wellbeing.They discuss the racial wealth gap, and the role of access, opportunity, and education. Learn about the solutions Wharton is pursuing to address these disparities, and how business leaders and financial institutions like Castle Oak can contribute to closing the wealth gap. This interview is part of a special 4-part series called “Opportunity Matters.”
  • Is Making Extra Mortgage Payments Worthwhile? | Michael Roberts

    14:54
    Worried about your money? Wharton finance professor Michael Roberts is here to help with common-sense advice on mortgage debt, personal budgeting, and planning ahead. This Ripple Effect podcast episode is part of a series on getting a “Fresh Start" this new year.
  • Want to Live a Meaningful Life? Be the Hero of Your Story

    13:36
    Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger’s latest co-authored research focuses on storytelling. His paper is titled, “Seeing Your Life’s Story as a Hero’s Journey Can Increase Meaning in Life.” It explains how people can find more well-being and resilience by reflecting on the important elements in their lives and connecting them to a coherent and compelling narrative.