A professional identity is the meaning or set of meanings that individuals use to describe how they perceive themselves in a professional context. Being a physician is her primary professional identity. She introduces herself as a physician when she meets new people at work.
- Doing Good, with the Power of HalfTeenager Hannah Salwen lived with her family in an Atlanta mansion – she even had an elevator that led to her room. A lot can change in a few years. Salwen and her family decided to sell their home, move into a house worth half the value and donate the rest of the sales price to The Hunger Project and its work to end poverty in Ghana, Africa. They tell their story in the book, "The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back." Wharton management professor Stewart Friedman talked with Hannah, now a high school junior, and her dad, Kevin Salwen, about their story of downsizing with a difference.