Seppälä, Emma


Emma Seppälä is a leading expert in the categories of positive leadership, emotional intelligence, well-being, and social connection.

She is the Faculty Director (and a Lecturer) of the Yale School of Management’s Women’s Leadership Program.She is also the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.

Her bestselling first book, The Happiness Track, has sold 47,500 units in North America to date and has been published in 13 international territories.  She is the recipient of several research grants and service awards including the James W. Lyons Award from Stanford Universityfor founding Stanford’s first academic class on the psychology of happiness and teaching well-being programs for students. She graduated from Yale(BA), Columbia (MA), and Stanford(PhD).

Originally from Paris, France, she is a native speaker of French, English, and German and conversant in Spanish and Mandarin. She is the mother of two young boys.