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The Power Pod: A Conversation on Identity with Christina Whatley ’19

Conversations about power and leadership co-hosted by three experts in the science and practice of management: Professors Heidi Brooks, Julia DiBenigno, and Michael Kraus of Yale School of Management.

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In this episode of the power pod we discuss social identity with Christina Whatley, MBA of the class of 2019, and current President of the student government at Yale School of Management (SOM). In the episode Christina and Michael talk about the challenges of being a racial minority student at SOM and on the Yale campus, the school's relationship to the broader New Haven community, and Christina's goals to make a broader impact on the world through finance.

To read more about how identity shapes belonging on college campuses, go here.

Walton, G. M., & Cohen, G. L. (2007). A question of belonging: race, social fit, and achievement. Journal of personality and social psychology, 92(1), 82.

To read more about Christina and the work of Nancy Pfund and DBL partners, go here and here respectively.

To hear more of the song "Cheer up Daniel" from the episode written and performed by Hey Rogue go here.

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