Month: September 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 …