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Dr. Stephanie Creary is an assistant professor of management and faculty fellow of the Coalition for Equity & Opportunity (CEO) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  She conducts research on the topics of identity, diversity and inclusion, and relationships across differences (e.g., allyship and sponsorship).  She also advises and speaks to corporate audiences on the following topics:

  • Building stronger relationships in the workplace among people from different backgrounds (allyship, sponsorship)

  • Improving leader engagement in diversity, equity, and inclusion work

  • Creating evidence-based diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies

Dr. Stephanie also currently hosts the Knowledge at Wharton Leading Diversity at Work Series where she engages in conversation with a variety of experts in diversity, equity and inclusion. She has been awarded the Wharton Teaching Excellence Award five times for her work in developing and teaching the undergraduate and MBA "Leading Diversity in Organizations" courses, which are largely based on her DEI research activities over the past 15 years. Further, Dr. Stephanie has leaned on the insights she has gained from her research and teaching to advise leaders, C-suite teams, and investors from dozens of organizations on effective strategies for developing more inclusive workplaces. 

Dr. Stephanie is honored to have been selected as a Visiting Faculty Fellow in the Inaugural Cohort of the Harvard Business School Institute for the Study of Business in Global Society (BiGS) from 2022-2024. She is also honored to have been selected for the 2023 Thinkers50 Radar list in collaboration with Deloitte which identifies emerging thinkers with the potential to make a significant contribution to management theory and practice.

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