Award-Winning Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Corporate Culture
Audience & Industry
- Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
- Senior Management Groups
- The Finance Industry
- The Professional Services Industry
Building stronger relationships in the workplace among people from different backgrounds.
Stephanie J. Creary, PhD is an identity and diversity scholar and field researcher, an assistant professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and affiliated faculty member of Wharton People Analytics. Dr. Creary’s research investigates the work that people in organizations do to manage identity and diversity and improve the quality of relationships across differences at work. She regularly shares her research and applied insights with academic and practitioner audiences and the media. She also leads the Leading Diversity@Wharton Speaker Series as part of the Leading Diversity in Organizations course she has developed and teaches at Wharton. Prior to joining the Wharton faculty, Dr. Creary was on the faculty of Cornell University. She has served as a research associate at Harvard Business School and The Conference Board in NYC researching corporate diversity and inclusion practices. She has earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Boston University; an MBA degree from Simmons School of Management, and M.S. and PhD degrees from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.
Stephanie J. Creary, Ph.D. at the Michigan Ross Positive Business Conference
Stephanie J. Creary, Ph.D.'s Speech Topics
Reducing Bias in Selection Processes
Research suggests that we make assumptions about others and evaluate their suitability for roles in organizations based on their traits, social group memberships, physical appearance, leisure activities, and similarity to ourselves. Yet, these assumptions can reinforce biased decision making that contributes to inequity in organizations. In this talk, Dr. Creary examines and provides strategies for reducing bias in hiring, promotion, and team member selection processes.
Improving Leader Engagement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work
Leaders engaging in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work is central to employees’ experiences around inclusion and belonging at work. Yet, many leaders are often uncertain or uncomfortable with their role or see DEI work as not being part of their core job functions. In this talk, Dr. Creary examines and provides strategies for improving leader engagement in DEI work, including evidence-based organizational solutions.
Building Stronger Work Relationships with People from Different Backgrounds
Building strong relationships at work with people from different backgrounds is vital to physical and psychological health, work engagement, learning, collaboration, and productivity. Yet, the lack of focus on strengthening work relationships can threaten these positive outcomes. In this talk, Dr. Creary examines and provides strategies for cultivating high-quality relationships at work, including having difficult conversations about demographic differences with each other and becoming better allies and sponsors for one another.