Wharton Stories: Business Education & Evolution

Nicolle Lee, Vicky Plestis, and Kayla Weismuller (WG’22) share the Wharton resources that furthered their passion for real estate, social impact, and diversity & inclusion.

Paving the Way for More Women in Real Estate

“If we want to create a world that’s a better place, we need people who can bring that sense of social justice and combine it with some practical Wharton toolkits so that they can be more impactful.”

From Peace Corps to Wharton

In lieu of its in-country immersion program, which was canceled because of the pandemic, the Lauder Institute incorporated community engagement projects that connected students with communities in Philadelphia and beyond.

Lauder Students Put Language Skills Into Practice

With a historic balance of women in the MBA Class of 2023, Wharton examines its path to this milestone and efforts to build on progress made in the classroom and the workforce.

The Future Can Be Female

“If we could just have a candid conversation with our Dean about what she believes in, what would we want to hear from her?”

Students Chat With the Dean About Diversity at Wharton

A team of Penn students in Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) sourced an impact investment deal into a startup that aims to champion sustainable and ethical practices in the fashion industry.

How This Philly Start-Up is Making Fashion More Sustainable

At October’s SOCAP Conference in San Francisco, a panel discussed MBA demand for impact investing education and training programs like the MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network and Training).

Learning by Doing Is the Future of Impact Investing Education

Greg Wallingford, WG’19, was practicing emergency medicine while studying full-time at Wharton, when MGMT 610 inspired him to create a leadership curriculum for physicians.

How a Wharton Class Inspired This ER Doctor to Equip Physicians with Leadership Skills

Katherine Klein (Wharton Social Impact Vice Dean), Shoshana Schwartz (Wharton doctoral student), and Sandi M. Hunt (Wharton Social Impact Senior Director) tackle the deceptively simple question, “What makes companies good employers for women?”, in a way that has not been done before.

New Wharton Research Defines What Makes Companies Good Employers for Women

From augmented reality to agriculture, these five Penn grads in the Moelis Advance Access Program are kickstarting their careers before returning to Wharton for their MBA degree.

Inaugural Moelis Fellows Share Why They Will Be Returning to Wharton for Their MBAs