Monica McGrath, PhD

Monica Mcgrath

Former Vice Dean, Aresty Institute of Executive Education; Former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School

About Monica:

Monica McGrath is the former vice dean of Wharton’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education and an adjunct professor. She is a member of the Penn Forum of Faculty Women a community of women scholars, executives, and practitioners at the University of Pennsylvania dedicated to building and advocating for women throughout the Penn and Philadelphia Community.

In her tenure at Wharton, Monica led the design and delivery of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative, the annual Wharton Women’s Alumnae Workshop, and co-created the Wharton MBA Leadership Fellows Program. Monica has taught throughout the School in leadership courses and extracurricular programs since 1999. Currently, at Wharton Executive Education, she leads program integration of High Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact.

In addition to her work at Wharton, Monica is a leadership development consultant and executive coach. In this work she has been a trusted advisor for many senior leaders both in Fortune 500 corporations and not for profit organizations. She has considerable experience designing and implementing practical and effective leadership development initiatives for high potential teams.

Monica holds a MEd in adult learning and PhD in education from Temple University with an emphasis in organizational psychology. Monica has served on the founding board of the Forté Foundation, a consortium of corporations and universities dedicated to increasing the educational opportunities for women MBAs. She was a board member for Philadelphia Outward Bound and currently serving as a mentor for the Women of Tomorrow program and working with high school girls in Philadelphia’s underserved communities.

Monica is an active dragon boat team member, an enthusiastic hiker, a deeply unsatisfied Phillies fan and a proud mother and grandmother.

Executive Education Programs Taught:

High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact

Develop the strategic perspective required of global leaders, learn to manage uncertainty and execute your vision, and establish a firm personal foundation that can withstand the pressures of leadership.