About Wharton CEO
Wharton CEO is the go-to source for evidence-based solutions to problems of inequity and access.
By leveraging Wharton’s research insights and corporate relationships, CEO will help educate firms, policymakers, and individuals in their own space on how to lead, intentionally build inclusive cultures and drive change within and beyond their organizations.
Meet the CEO Team
CEO Faculty Director
Professor Shropshire is the Senior Advisor to Wharton School Dean Erika James. He returns to the University of Pennsylvania as the David W. Hauck Professor Emeritus at the Wharton School and Emeritus Professor of Africana Studies, after five years of launching and leading as CEO of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University where he was also the Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport. In his previous 30-year career at Wharton, he founded and directed the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and led the sports-focused executive education programs.
CEO Managing Director
Dr. Fareeda Griffith is the Managing Director of the Wharton CEO Initiative at the Wharton School. With over a decade of experience in higher education, she is helping to launch Wharton CEO with the creation of the CEO Lab while promoting and addressing issues of equity and opportunity, and community engagement. As a quantitatively trained sociologist and demographer, Griffith received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and worked for the last thirteen years at Denison University as an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology and Director of Global Health.
Senior Content Producer
Madison is the Senior Content Producer of Wharton CEO at the Wharton School, where she is responsible for driving awareness of the initiative and disseminating faculty research. With her expertise in creative content creation, Madison leads the ideation and execution of event promotion, website, social, and visual content. Prior to her role at CEO, Madison honed her skills in developing social media strategies and cultivating online communities for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and campaigns rooted in social equity. She is passionate about empowering historically underrepresented communities by leveraging the power of visual and audio storytelling. Madison is a graduate of Temple University, where she earned her degree in Media Studies and Production.
Dr. Mustafa is the Wharton Coalition for Equity and Opportunity Fellow at the Wharton School. Their primary responsibilities at CEO include analyzing and synthesizing Wharton’s social and economic equity research for business firms, policymakers, and the public, while producing academic scholarship that integrates notions of socioeconomic justice and ethics into business and political economic theory. Before joining the CEO team, Dr. Mustafa earned a Ph.D. in Legal Studies & Business Ethics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and spent a decade working with civil society organizations, governments, and universities to address human rights and racial justice issues.
“Historically the equity and opportunity issues of a given day were captured by labels such as abolition, reconstruction, suffrage, equal employment opportunity and even, simply, diversity. Wharton’s framing of Equity and Opportunity is positioned to be that sustained effort and nomenclature-agile enough to deal with whatever business and society encounters in this context today and moving forward.”
— Kenneth L. Shropshire, CEO Faculty Director
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OLIVIA S. MITCHELL
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Executive Director, Pension Research Council
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