Year: 2018

Annual Dinner 2018

On September 17th, 2018, dozens of women and a few supportive men gathered in the Ballroom of the Inn at Penn to celebrate this year’s theme at the Wharton Women Annual Dinner: A.I. or Advance, Inspire. After a very successful career fair where students could network with representatives from various companies ranging from consulting to investment banking to retail, all advanced to the Ballroom for the dinner portion of the evening. All attendees were eager to spend the evening exchanging with fellow students as well as company representatives about the importance of Advancing and Inspiring. This year’s Keynote Speaker, Athena Karp, was the perfect example of a business woman that was advancing her industry and inspiring others. Athena Karp is the founder and CEO of HiredScore, a software company based in New York City and dedicated to the use of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to improve HR activities, with 43 employees, 35 of which are data scientists. Athena was motivated to start her company because she noticed that financial services and many other professional …

Summer Recap 2018

Wharton Women have been up to incredible things during the summer of 2018! Keep reading to find out, in their own words, what they accomplished in their time away from Penn: Class of 2019 Mergers & Acquisitions (Evercore Partners): Lydia Chen, New York, NY This summer (and my last before graduating!), I had the opportunity to work in investment banking at Evercore, a boutique advisory firm. Over the course of 10 weeks, I was staffed on many interesting deals across the tech, media, insurance, and Asian Alliances industries. For example, my favorite deal involved sourcing potential acquisition targets in Southeast Asia for a large Mexican cinema chain. In addition, being part of a small class of 50 interns made all of our organized summer activities even more fun—we had a softball tournament, participated in Habitat for Humanity, and even went to a country club in Long Island! Finally, I lived in the East Village in Manhattan which was the perfect location for good food, friends, and fun nightlife. Happy to talk about my experience, so feel …

Recap: Janet Yellen Lecture

On March 19th, 2018, hundreds of students and faculty members gathered in Zellerbach Theater of the Annenberg Center to attend a conversation between Janet L. Yellen, former chair of the Federal Reserve, and Jeremy Siegel, a Finance professor from the Wharton School. This conversation belonged to the Howard Crawley Memorial Lecture Series and was, in part, sponsored by Wharton Women. As students and faculty were settling in, throwing their arms in the air to signal their presence to their friends and grabbing their phones to takes pictures, they were also excitedly preparing to listen to the wise words of Janet L. Yellen. Prior to Dr. Yellen’s lecture with Dr. Siegel in the Zellerbach Theatre, she met with a small group of students and faculty for a short Meet & Greet. Everyone gathered in the Dean’s Conference Room in Steinberg-Dietrich Hall for an informal chat with Dr. Yellen  before the lecture. Attendees included student club leaders, senior faculty, and members of the Wharton administration. After settling in, everyone gathered around a conference table where faculty and …

Senior Spotlight: Rachel Walter

Rachel Walter is a senior studying Marketing and Management. She is originally from Claysburg, PA and she looks forward to working for DICK’S Sporting Goods next year.      When did you get involved with Wharton Women and what has been the best part about the experience? I got involved with Wharton Women my freshman fall by just attending events and being a member of the club, but I really got involved freshman spring when I decided to apply for committee positions. I had such a great experience with the club that I knew I needed to get involved in other ways beyond just attending the events. That being said, the best part about my Wharton Women experience has been watching members interact at the events. Knowing that my work on the committees and Exec Board has allowed them to interact with each other and with our amazing guest speakers makes me feel that my time in the club has been well spent. Biggest challenge as VP? The biggest challenge as VP of Philanthropy was …

Senior Spotlight: Carson Miller

Carson Miller is a senior studying OIDD and MGMT. She is originally from Santa Fe, NM and she looks forward to moving to New York City next year. When did you get involved with Wharton Women and what has been the best part about the experience? I joined Wharton Women at the beginning of my freshman year, starting with the freshman buddies event. At the first GBM freshman year, I remember being so impressed by the upperclassman leading the group and knew it was something I wanted to get more involved in. The best part about the experience has been the opportunity to meet so many talented and driven individuals both younger and older than myself, who have helped to shape and make my Penn experience. Through Wharton Women, I found some of my greatest friends and mentors, and I am glad that I have been able to give back to the community by becoming more involved from a leadership perspective. Biggest challenge as VP of Corporate Relations? The hardest thing about this role was …

A Day in the Life: Audrey Goldberg, 2017 Wharton Women President

For this post, The Walnut Street Journal is showing any prospective Wharton students—or just anyone who’s curious—what a day in the life of a Wharton Woman looks like. We followed our very own Audrey Goldberg, the 2017 President, through a complete day to see what she does and where she goes on campus. Audrey is a junior from Bucks County, Pennsylvania concentrating in Marketing, OID (Operations, Information, and Decisions), Management, and Social Impact and Responsibility. In addition to being involved in Wharton Women, she is part of Wharton Cohorts and is the treasurer of her sorority, Sigma Delta Tau. Keep reading to see what Audrey gets up to in a typical day! 8:00 AM: Audrey wakes up to a bustling campus outside and makes herself a cup of coffee. Every morning she looks at her planner to get a glimpse of the coming hours and to remember any meetings she may have. 9:00 AM: Audrey arrives to her Management 238: Organizational Behavior lecture in Huntsman Hall. Often the professor, Adam Grant, arranges for guest speakers …

WWBC 2018: Blazing Trails

Wharton Women is blazing a new trail as we head into 2018, with higher goals and ambitions than ever before. The year is already off to a great start as the 2018 Annual Wharton Women Business Conference on January 26th was an inspiration-filled day. We gathered on the 8th floor of Huntsman Hall to hear from entrepreneurs, MBAs, and female pioneers in male-dominated industries. The day started off with an amazing keynote address by Amanda Bradford, the Founder and CEO of The League. Amanda has amazing academic credentials with an undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon, an MBA from Stanford, and previous experience in technical roles at Salesforce and Google. Now she is making her mark on the world as an enthusiastic entrepreneur, and her energy certainly was contagious. Amanda started her company, The League, as a dating app that targets the well-educated and serious professionals. Her unique platform will screen users’ Facebook and LinkedIn profiles so that they can both receive privacy from co-workers as well as be exposed to a pool of equally driven …