Wharton Stories: Advancement and Transition

The winner of the 2020 Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge is a timely telehealth platform for pet parents founded by Felicity Johnson, WG’20.

MBA Startup ‘My Virtual Veterinarian’ Delivers Remote Pet Care

“I went to Penn as an undergraduate, and we weren’t going anywhere else for our MBA. I knew Wharton offered the rigor and alumni network we wanted,” said Dr. Ije Akunyili, WG’20, who attended Wharton’s EMBA program with her husband Aris A. Brou, WG’20.

How this Married Couple Balanced Wharton, Work, and Kids

Angela Specht, WG’20, chief of staff at Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health, came to Wharton for the credential of an MBA, but says she is getting “exponentially more” out of this program.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program is Helping this Executive Impact Global Public Health

Dr. Charles Herman, WG’18, says his business knowledge is helping him to potentially improve the lives of millions of people with new technologies and services.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Doctor Find Unexpected Career Opportunities

Swati Chopra, WG’19, who received a scholarship from FWSF, says mentorship is “critical” to encouraging more women to unlock their potential with an MBA.

Wharton and Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) Team Up to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Closing the gender pay gap is a difficult problem to tackle. Being more transparent about compensation has been touted as a potential solution, but does it work? The CEO of PayScale.com weighs in on what the data shows and what practices companies can implement to help address the problem.

Does Pay Transparency Help Close the Gender Wage Gap?

Yan Wu, WG’14, says that Wharton’s classes, network, and innovative ecosystem helped him transition from Wall Street to cofounder.

How Wharton Helped this Alumnus Pivot from Financial Services to Entrepreneurship

“Everyone is genuinely interested in each other and our life journeys. Students are here to build a community that is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” said Rana Ara, WG’20, who spent 10 years as a fashion designer before transitioning to marketing.

Why Wharton’s EMBA Program is the Right Fit for this Marketing Executive

Kristin Kearney, WG’20, Yinan Yu, WG’20, and Min Haeberle, WG’20, say the keys to juggling school, work, and a newborn are planning, prioritization, and communication.

Having a Baby in Business School

What are students interested in when it comes to human capital and how can we better teach it at Wharton?

Teaching the Future of Work