What Does it Mean to “Help”? Investigating the Helping Orientations of Men Working in Elite Jobs


Thursday, September 27, 2018, 11:40am to 1:00pm


Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102
Stephanie Creary, Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Despite efforts to diversify the ranks of top management across the private and public sectors, women and racial minorities continue to be underrepresented in these leadership positions. In this seminar, Stephanie Creary examines the important role that “helping” plays in the career paths of women and minority leaders in elite jobs and, more specifically, the perspectives and actions of men who hold the majority of these roles. Drawing on findings from an on-going study of Army officers, Stephanie reveals the similarities and differences in officers’ interpretations of what it means to help others at work.