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“We have a rich set of experiences that help our teams learn from one another.”
What Leaders Should Understand about Diversity in the Workplace
At this year’s MARC Conference, undergrads heard from Wharton alum and Christian Lacroix CEO Nicolas Topiol on how he helped revive the luxury fashion house post-bankruptcy.
4 Brand Strategies That Put Christian Lacroix Back on the Runway
“Very few people get the opportunity each year to invest in a Wharton MBA and, if you get that chance, you should take it. Education offers by far the best return on any type of investment,” said Michael Greer, WG’21, executive director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre.
Why This Former Professional Ballet Dancer Came to Wharton’s EMBA Program
Vanguard’s Managing Director Jim Norris, WG’97, says employees graduate with new expectations, new levels of confidence, and a diverse network of talented people. “They aren’t the same person as they were before, and you need to recognize and leverage that personal and professional growth to keep them at the company.”
How to Get the Most out of Sponsorship in Wharton’s EMBA Program
Cofounders Lindsay Stewart, WG’14, and Brian McNeill, WG’14, say that classes, classmates, faculty, and the Wharton network created an “incubator” in which they developed their video-platform company.
How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped These Classmates Launch Stringr
Each year, Wharton Social Impact Initiative works with hundreds of students, supporting them in their quest to launch a high-impact career. Meet nine alumni making a difference through their careers in business and finance.
9 Alumni Changemakers Working in Social Impact
“There’s this incredible disconnect right now. Unemployment is at 3.6 percent — that’s beyond full employment. Why is everybody so unhappy, or at least, anxious?”
Dean Garrett Breaks Down Trade War Politics, the Rise of Populism, and What Keeps Him Optimistic
Joan Lau, WG’08, wasn’t planning to become an entrepreneur — but the knowledge, network, and confidence she gained from Wharton’s EMBA Program helped her pivot into new ventures.
How Wharton Helped This Alumna Transition from Scientist to CEO
Matthew Caulfield, W’16, GW’20, transferred to Wharton in his sophomore year and stayed to pursue a PhD in Ethics and Legal Studies. His involvement in election tech research has made him a spokesperson at national conferences.
PhD Candidate Matthew Caulfield Became an Election Technology Expert — As an Undergrad
Jerad King, WG’19, is using his knowledge, network, and broader perspective to help grow his family’s car business, make better investments, and advocate for his industry.
How Wharton Is Impacting This Automotive Industry Executive’s Career
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