Mary C. Gentile

Mary C. Gentile

Creator/Director, Giving Voice To Values
Richard M. Waitzer Bicentennial Professor of Ethics


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Areas of Expertise

Giving Voice To Values, Business Ethics, Leadership

Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D., is creator/director of Giving Voice to Values, the Richard M. Waitzer Bicentennial Professor of Ethics at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, senior adviser at the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, and consultant on management education and leadership development. Among numerous other awards, Mary was named as one of the 2015 "100 Most Influential in Business Ethics" by Ethisphere, one of the "Top Thought Leaders in Trust: 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners" by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World, January 2015 and just this year was named one of the "Top Minds 2017" in ethics leadership by ComplianceWeek.

Giving Voice to Values, a pioneering business curriculum for values-driven leadership, has been featured in publications such as, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, McKinsey Quarterly and piloted in over 1,300 business schools and organizations globally. The award winning book is Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right, with translations in Chinese and forthcoming in Korean. Gentile has authored numerous books and articles and partnered with in 2014 to launch six online interactive social cohort-based modules around Giving Voice To Values.

While at Harvard Business School from 1985 to 1995, Gentile held various positions as a faculty member, case writer and manager of case research and was one of the principal architects of HBS's Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility curriculum. Among numerous other books, cases and articles, she co-authored Can Ethics Be Taught? Perspectives, Challenges and Approaches at Harvard Business School and was content expert for the award-winning interactive CD-ROM, Managing Across Differences (HBS Publishing).

Mary C. Gentile's Ideas to Action Posts



Gentile, Mary C., Daniel G. Arce (2016) "Giving Voice To Values as a Leverage Point in Business Ethics Education," Journal of Business Ethics.

Gentile, Mary C., "Giving Voice To Values: An Action-Oriented Approach to Values-Driven Leadership," SAM Advanced Management Journal,  Special Issue: "The UN Global Compact and the PRME Initiative: Principles for Responsible Business and Responsible Management Education."

Gentile, Mary C., Andrea Bonime (2014), "Giving Voice To Values in the Boardroom: Strategies to Enable Risky Conversations," Risk and Compliance Magazine.

Gentile, Mary C. (2013), "Giving Voice To Values In The Workplace: A Practical Approach to Building Moral Competence," Ethics Training in Action: An Examination of Issues, Techniques and Development

Gentile, Mary C. (2013), "New directions in values-driven leadership education,"Transparency International, Global Corruption Report: Education

Gentile, Mary C. (2013), "Educating for Values-Driven Leadership: Giving Voice To Values Across The Curriculum," Business Expert Press.

Gentile, Mary C. (2012), "Values-Driven Leadership Development: Where We Have Been and Where We Could Go," Organization Management Journal, 9:3, 188-196.

Gentile, Mary C. (2011), "A Special Forum on Giving Voice To Values," Journal of Business Ethics Education, 8.

Gentile, Mary C. (2010), "Giving Voice To Values: A Tool For Social Innovators?" Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Gentile, Mary C. (2010), "Keeping Your Colleagues Honest," Harvard Business Review, 82, 2, 114-117.

Gentile, Mary C., N. Craig Smith, Minette E. Drumwright (2010), "The New Marketing Myopia", Journal of Public Policy and Marketing.

Gentile, Mary C. (2011), "Giving Voice to Values: Building Moral Competence," Moral Courage in Organizations: Doing The Right Thing At Work, Eds. Debra R. Comer and Gina Vega, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 117-129.

Gentile, Mary C. (2008), "The 21st Century MBA", Strategy & Business, Issue 51, 88-99.