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How to Stand Up for Ethics While Under Pressure: A Beard Institute Discussion

Dr. Mary C. Gentile, director of the international Giving Voice to Values leadership program, will present Giving Voice to Values: The 'How' of Business Ethics at Duquesne University's Beard Institute luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Duquesne Club.

During the lecture, Gentile will provide advice on how to stand up for ethics, even when pressured to do the opposite. She argues that the issue is not about distinguishing what is right or wrong, but knowing how to act on those values despite opposing pressure. Gentile will provide the tools needed to recognize what is right and to ensure that the right things happen.

Giving Voice to Values is a pioneering curriculum for values-driven leadership with more than 300 pilot sites globally. It has been featured in New York Times, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, McKinsey Quarterly and more.

Prior to her current role as senior research scholar at Babson College and educational consultant, Gentile taught at the Harvard University Business School. She holds a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary and a doctoral degree from State University of New York-Buffalo.

The event, which includes lunch, costs $50 per person. Registration is available online at www.duq.edu/ethics-luncheon.

For more information, contact Dawn Culver at 412.396.5259.

The Beard Institute, as a part of the Palumbo•Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University, advances the profession of management through the integration of business ethics, sustainability and responsible financial management. The institute collaborates with corporate, nonprofit and academic partners to create innovative research and practical strategies that add measurable value to the business community.

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