Wharton Stories: Creating Leaders

Natalia Villarman, WG’20, discusses her transition from working as an elementary school teacher to a career in talent strategy.

Why This Former Elementary School Teacher is Now Pursuing a Career in Talent Strategy

TIPC gives students skills and experience in designing investment portfolios that maximize impact. A team from the University of Vermont’s Sustainable Innovation MBA won the inaugural competition.

How the Total Impact Portfolio Challenge Is Shaping Future Impact Investing Leaders

Teams from Yale, Wharton, and Oxford presented winning pitches that secured $100,000 in impact investments for three high-impact start-ups.

Pitching for Impact: Results from the 8th Annual MIINT Competition

Michelle Jaffee, W’19, and Monica Volodarsky, W’21 share their experience attending a social impact conference at the University of Utah — including a captivating hackathon addressing student debt.

What Two Wharton Undergrads Learned at Utah’s Winter Innovation Summit

With the new perspectives and knowledge he’s gained at Wharton, Chris Ficara, WG’18, is exceeding his business goals at Merrill Lynch and fast-tracking his personal growth.

How This Wealth Advisor Used Wharton’s EMBA Program to Take His Investment Group to the Next Level

Vikram Dewan, WG’78, CEO of the Philadelphia Zoo, talks about his priorities in innovation and social impact.

Podcast: How the Philadelphia Zoo is Creating Opportunities for Neighboring Communities

“By providing students transformative opportunities to learn and develop, we can shape more of Wharton’s most creative and entrepreneurial students into future leaders of the industry.” — Josh Harris, W’86

With Alternative Investment Careers Rising, Wharton Doubles Down

Samantha Palmer, WG’20, describes lessons from an FBI hostage negotiator as “100% transferable” to her work in business development.

6 FBI Negotiation Lessons from a McNulty Leadership Program Workshop

Derek Zhao, WG’20, shares the steps he took to represent WIVA, a Wharton Social Impact WISE Fellowship that mirrors typical investment fund activities, in a last minute meeting with an entrepreneur.

How I Prepared for a CEO Meeting in Less Than 14 Hours

Only 1% of venture capital funds go to women of color each year. As a WISE Fellow, Chanelle Lansley, WG’19, is working to change that statistic for the better.

How This MBA Explored Blockchain to Drive Funds to Entrepreneurial Women of Color