Emma Seppälä

Emma Seppälä is Faculty Director of the Yale School of Management’s Women’s Leadership Program, Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, and Lecturer at the Yale School of Management.

A psychologist and research scientist by training, her expertise is the science of happiness, emotional intelligence, and social connection. Her best-selling book The Happiness Track (HarperOne, 2016) has been translated into dozens of languages.

Seppälä’s research has been published in top academic journals and featured in major news outlets. She speaks and consults internationally for Fortune 500 companies like Google and Facebook and contributes to Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and TIME among others. A repeat guest on Good Morning America, she also spoke at TedX Sacramento and TEDx Hayward and is featured in documentaries like The Altruism Revolution, What You Do Matters, and Bullied.

Emma Seppälä has graduated from Yale (BA), Columbia (MA), and Stanford (PhD).