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Mary Gentile

Director, Giving Voice to Values & Senior Research Scholar, Babson College

Mary C. Gentile, PhD, is the Director of Giving Voice to Values and a Senior Research Scholar at Babson College, a Senior Advisor at the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, and, an independent consultant. Previously, Gentile was a faculty member and manager of case research at Harvard Business School.

Giving Voice to Values is a business curriculum launched by the Aspen Institute and Yale SOM, now based and supported at Babson College. GVV is a pioneering approach to values-driven leadership that has been featured in Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, McKinsey Quarterly, BizEd, etc. and piloted in more than 560 business schools and organizations globally. The book, Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right, – is out from Yale University Press (

While at Harvard Business School (1985–1995), Gentile was one of the principal architects of the innovative educational program, Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. Gentile co-authored Can Ethics Be Taught? Perspectives, Challenges, and Approaches at Harvard Business School (with Thomas R. Piper and Sharon Parks, Harvard Business School Press, 1993, translated into Japanese and Hungarian). Other publications include Differences That Work: Organizational Excellence through Diversity; Managing Diversity: Making Differences Work; Managerial Excellence Through Diversity: Text and Cases, as well as numerous articles, cases, and book reviews in publications such as Academy of Management Learning and Education, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Risk Management, CFO, The Journal of Human Values, BizEd, Strategy+Business, etc. Gentile served as Content Expert for the award-winning interactive CD-ROM, Managing Across Differences (Harvard Business School Publishing 1996).

Gentile earned her bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA), and her MA and PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo.