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Widener Visiting Scholar to Speak on Ethics

February 21, 2013

By Maria Klecko ’15

Dr. Mary Gentile, director of Giving Voice to Values, a revolutionary business ethics curriculum, will deliver a lecture to the Widener community at noon Wednesday, February 27. The lecture in Lathem Hall is free and open to the public.

The program she created was launched by the Aspen Institute and Yale School of Management, and is now supported by Babson College. Gentile’s book, Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right, published by Yale University Press, draws on her own business experiences and reiterates the concepts behind the program.

The curriculum is being piloted in more than 250 business schools and organizations internationally. It has also appeared in publications such as Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and BizEd.

Gentile, who taught business ethics at Harvard Business School, is Widener’s first Beideman Visiting Scholar, a program of the Oskin Leadership Institute. She also is an independent consultant who works with corporate, non-profit, and academic institutions including Columbia University Business School and Merrill Lynch. Together, Gentile and her clients focus on leadership development, social impact management, ethics, business education, and diversity.

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