Theta Phi Alpha Announces Dolly Chugh as Siena Medalist

Mar 10, 2022 | Categories: News, Press Releases, Announcements

Dolly ChughBAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Theta Phi Alpha’s Board of Trustees is proud to announce Dolly Chugh as the honored recipient of the 2022 Siena Medal.

Dolly Chugh is an award-winning professor at the New York University Stern School of Business where she teaches Master of Business Administration courses in leadership and management. Her research focuses on “bounded ethicality,” which she describes as the “psychology of good people.”

Dolly’s TED Talk was named one of the 25 Most Popular TED Talks of 2018 and currently has over 4.5 million views. Recently, she launched the popular newsletter Dear Good People, a free monthly email offering bite-sized, evidence-based tips on how to be the inclusive person you mean to be.

The Person You Mean to Be:  How Good People Fight Bias, was her first book, which has received rave praise from Adam Grant, Angela Lee Duckworth, Liz Wiseman, Billie Jean King, and many others. It has been covered on the TODAY Show, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Atlantic, the 10% Happier Podcast, the goop Podcast, NPR, and other media outlets.

Dolly received a Bachelor of Art from Cornell University where she earned a double major in Psychology and Economics and served as a two-time co-captain of the Varsity Tennis Team (1990), a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School (1994), and a Doctorate in Organizational Behavior / Social Psychology from Harvard University (2006).

Since 1937, the Siena Medal has been awarded to outstanding women who are leaders in business, education, the arts, and humanitarianism. Past recipients include Nikole Collins-Puri, Loretta Young, Phyllis McGinley, Augusta Trapp, Nancy Brinker, Elizabeth Smart, Terry Grahl and Ginny Carroll.

This July, Dolly will be attending the 2022 Theta Phi Alpha National Convention in Memphis, Tennessee to formally receive her award.

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