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Prof. Gina Fong Is The First Woman of Color to Earn “Excellent Professor of the Yr” at Kellogg School of Management

Gina Fong is the first lady of shade to win Excellent Instructor of the Yr

Finalists for the Outstanding Teacher of Year Award at Northwestern Kellogg

Finalists for the Excellent Instructor of Yr Award

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Professor Gina Fong credit management storytelling in serving to her grasp the craft of storytelling and rising her affect on her college students.

As extra leaders like Gina embrace storytelling as a strategic instrument for management and smashing the glass ceiling, the better range we’ll see represented at all ranges”

— Esther Choy

CHICAGO, IL, USA, July 6, 2023/ — When Professor Gina Fong began educating advertising at Kellogg School of Management, she utilized her coaching in ethnographic analysis to perceive the pupil expertise: “Very similar to visiting a buyer of their residence to watch them use a product, I attend at least two or three programs in a tutorial 12 months to perceive the college students’ expertise. I attend each class, full all the readings, and do the homework. It is eye-opening…and it is helped me modify my course load and find out how to be extra related in the classroom. My college students see me coming into their world and so they perceive how necessary it’s to step into another person’s world, too.”

Not solely does Fong apply what she preaches as a client anthropologist, she’s realized the significance of storytelling to elevate her time in the classroom and create classes which have lasting affect.

Pupil Sophie Layton stated about Professor Fong, “I recognize how a lot you allow us to into your life–your vulnerability, storytelling, and candor are what introduced this class to life.”

Fong credit Management Story Lab with giving her the instruments she wanted to craft influential tales that make for memorable classes. “My coaching with Management Story Lab has helped me share my humanity and vulnerability in related ways–that there are classes in the smallest experiences,” stated Fong.

Fong additionally meets repeatedly together with her Licensed Story Facilitator neighborhood. “I’m consistently honing my very own storytelling. Like practising a sport, I get on the subject and run reps with my teammates so I am in storytelling form!”

Her excellence in educating has a ripple impact. By way of her choice as Excellent Professor of the Yr she is demonstrating to her college students the prospects of what management appears to be like like. Fong is the first lady of shade to be honored with this award. Since its creation in 1975, solely a handful of ladies and folks of shade have obtained the honor.

Pupil Brian Li informed Fong: “As an Asian-American, I do not see as a lot illustration as I would love, and seeing your struggles, your tales, and your triumphs offers me satisfaction, in addition to hope! I am hoping I can sooner or later discover a path comparable to yours.”

“Being heard is so shut to being cherished. Telling the tales of our lives connects us to ourselves and one another,” defined DEIB knowledgeable and organizational change advisor Deanna Rolffs. “How can we go the place we can not see ourselves and identities comparable to ours?”

“As extra leaders like Gina embrace storytelling as a strategic instrument for management and smashing the glass ceiling, the better range we’ll see represented at all ranges,” stated Esther Choy, management storytelling advisor and Professor Fong’s coach, “As leaders, we must always not solely grasp management storytelling to ensure our workplaces are numerous, we additionally want to ensure we create environments the place others can inform their tales, the place they’re heard, seen and understood.”

Congratulations to Professor Gina Fong!

About Management Story Lab

Management Story Lab’s enterprise storytelling providers draw on over ten years of serving to groups and leaders inform riveting tales tailor-made to their context. With teaching, coaching, and consulting capabilities, we empower organizations to create a storytelling tradition. Our purchasers have constructed enterprise storytelling capacities which have improved each inner and customer-facing communication, shaped sturdy enterprise partnerships, and introduced a transparent sense of function, invigorating their group. Management Story Lab has labored with purchasers throughout industries together with Brookfield Asset Management, the Chicago Mercantile Alternate Group, fairlife, Kwik Lok, United Airways, West Monroe, US Mobile and others.

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Pay attention to Professor Gina Fong inform a narrative about the present of understanding at the Kellogg School of Management 2023 convocation ceremony.


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