Mori Taheripour Biography:

Mori Taheripour is a globally-recognized executive and award-winning educator with over fifteen years of experience leading initiatives at the intersection of sports and social change in both the public and private sectors. She is a faculty member in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, teaching Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels. Repeatedly recognized for her outstanding abilities as a faculty member, Ms. Taheripour is a five-time recipient of awards for excellence in teaching. Ms. Taheripour also co-founded the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI), a partnership among top business leaders, faculty and students that generated and disseminated knowledge about the sports industry through educational programs, high-level student consulting assignments, global forums and research.

In addition to teaching at the Wharton School, Ms. Taheripour teaches negotiation for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in select cities throughout the United States. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help small businesses in the United States create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with a practical business education, access to capital and business support services.

Ms. Taheripour leverages her expertise in negotiation, diversity & inclusion, social impact and athlete education for a diverse client base that includes major sports leagues, Fortune 100 companies, universities, and professional associations. Current and past clients include: Entrepreneurs Organization’, Goldman Sachs Foundation, Major League Baseball, NBA Players Association, National Football League, NFL Players Association, The Timberland Company, United Parcel Service, USA Track and Field, USAID, Wasserman, Wells Fargo and the White House Fellows Program.

Ms. Taheripour is a member of the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Board of Trustees, serves on the Investment Committee for USA Track and Field and is a founding Advisory Board Member of the Sports Leadership & Management Undergraduate Degree Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has also been a featured speaker at numerous global conferences, a contributor to sports discussions for [email protected] on SiriusXM radio and was featured in ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary, Broke.

Ms. Taheripour earned her MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and her BA in Psychology and Pre-Medical Studies from Barnard College of Columbia University.