Mori Taheripour

Faculty Member, Sport Business Consultant
The Wharton School, University Of Pennsylvania

Mori Taheripour is an award-winning educator and globally-recognized executive with over fifteen years of experience leading initiatives at the intersection of sports and social change.

Mori serves on the faculty of the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, teaching Negotiation & Dispute Resolution. She is a six-time recipient of awards for excellence in teaching and co-founded the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI).

An experienced connector with a strong global network, Mori is a cross-sector consultant, leveraging her expertise in negotiation, diversity & inclusion, sport for development, and high-impact philanthropy. Current and past clients include MLB, NBA Players Association, NFL, NFL Players Association, Goldman Sachs Foundation, The Timberland Company, United Parcel Service, USA Track & Field, Wasserman, Wells Fargo, and White House Fellows Program.

From 2010-14, Mori was the first-ever Senior Advisor for Sport for Development at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the federal agency responsible for non-military foreign aid and humanitarian assistance. In this role, she was the senior U.S. Government Representative tasked with promoting sport as a unique and powerful tool to advance international development goals.

Mori serves on the Board of Trustees of the Women’s Sports Foundation, the Advisory Board of Skateistan, and is a founding Advisory Board Member of the Sports Leadership & Administration Undergraduate Degree Program at UMass, Boston. She is a featured speaker at numerous global conferences, a contributor to sports discussions for Knowledge@Wharton on SiriusXM and was featured in ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary, Broke.

Mori earned her MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. Her first book, Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly will be published on March 24, 2020.

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