Gill Cafiero ’22 receives scholarship to study professional ethics and the Holocaust

Each year, the highly competitive program chooses 12 to 15 scholars to spend two weeks in Berlin and Poland, where they visit key historical sites and participate in daily seminars.

Run under the auspices of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, FASPE examines the role that professionals in business, journalism, law, medicine and clergy played in Nazi Germany and how breaches of moral codes can have devastating consequences. FASPE offers scholarships in these five disciplines.

Cafiero joins a diverse group of 80 FASPE Scholars across the five programs who were chosen through a competitive process that attracted applicants from across the United States and around the world. FASPE covers all program costs, including travel, food, and accommodation.

The 2022 scholarship will take place in Germany and Poland. The business program will be led by Nottingham Business School professor Mollie Painter and Paul T. Harper, clinical assistant professor of business administration at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business.

Prior to Yale SOM, Cafiero worked in software and network operations for British Airways and Verizon, London. She plans to return to her hometown of Rome to work as a management consultant after SOM.

“I applied for the fellowship for the same reason I applied to Yale SOM — I care about the mission of serving both business and society, Cafiero said. “In Tony Sheldon’s Global Social Entrepreneurship course, I learned that real impact can only be achieved with a clear vision of the desired results and strong evidence that one’s actions contribute to that mission.”

Together with the FASPE team, Cafiero aims to learn from past mistakes. “I hope to refine my personal mission and also have access to a network of global advisors who can help me establish the most impactful ethical business practices,” she said.

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