The Phillips Pathway Program: Learning to Advocate for an Inclusive Workplace

Continuing the legacy of the late Professor Katherine Phillips.

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As one of the world’s leading experts on diversity in business environments, the late Professor Katherine Phillips left a remarkable legacy of scholarship and inspiration.

For Mariah Celestine ’20 and Camira Powell ’20, the most meaningful way to honor Professor Phillips was to continue the important work of making CBS a more inclusive institution that will empower future leaders to advocate for diversity and equity in their workplaces.

As part of a collaboration with Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Gita Johar, the two recent graduates developed the Phillips Pathway for Inclusive Leadership, a new mandatory program for CBS students scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021.

In this episode, Celestine and Powell provide an overview of PPIL and share some of their personal experiences that informed the creation of the program.

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