Month: April 2018

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 …