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April 2021

Apr
07

Wharton Alumni Fast Chat: Leadership & Management

Make new connections with Wharton alumni discussing leadership and management across industries — instantly, via text-based messaging!…

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April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

March 2021

Mar
18

The Business of Technology

Led by: Rahul Kapoor, Professor of Management…

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March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mar
08

The Transformative Power of Women’s Leadership: Lessons from Rwanda

In 2003, Rwanda’s newly passed constitution declared that the country was committed to “equality between men and women” and decreed that women should hold at least thirty percent of parliamentary seats. Today, a larger percentage of women (61%) serve in parliament in Rwanda than in any other country in the world.  Rwandan women are leaders not only in government but in business and all sectors of society and the economy.  In this session, opened by Erika James, Dean of the Wharton School, Wharton Professor Katherine Klein will be joined by Professor Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PHD, former Minister of Health, Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity, Dr. Diane Karusisi, CEO, Bank of Kigali, and Kampeta Sayinzoga, CEO, Development Bank of Rwanda Plc., to discuss their extraordinary accomplishments, the on-going path to gender equality, and lessons for women’s leadership in Rwanda and the world….

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March 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mar
03

Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship 2021 Alumni Achievement Award John Legend, C’99, HON’14

Join critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter, founder of FREEAMERICA, and University of Pennsylvania alumnus John Legend, C’99, HON’14, for a live fireside chat with Dean Erika H. James to discuss entrepreneurship as a platform for innovation and change in our world….

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March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

February 2021

Feb
26

Leading Teams Effectively In and Out of a Pandemic

Led by: Michael Parke, Assistant Professor of Management…

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February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Feb
09

How Do Immigrants Affect Economic Growth? An Evidence-Based Approach

Led by: Exequiel (Zeke) Hernandez, Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Associate Professor…

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February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Feb
03

Scale School: Making Bold Decisions in Challenging Times

While many enterprises have been struggling to stay afloat through the pandemic, some leaders have made bold strategic decisions to scale during these profoundly uncertain times. How should founders weigh the risks, particularly when even more factors are out of their control? In this session, Professor Mike Useem and panelists Amy Errett, WG’88, CEO and Co-Founder at Madison Reed and Partner at True Ventures, Chad Robins, WG’02, CEO and Co-Founder at Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation, and Davis Smith, G’11, WG’11, CEO and Founder at Cotopaxi will discuss the challenges business leaders and their firms have faced when deciding to scale as well as the opportunities they continue to eye for the future….

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February 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

January 2021

Jan
26

Integrating Knowledge and the Realities of Fake News

The term fake news has received a lot of attention in recent years. How much of a role does mainstream media play in this era of misinformation and the information ecosystem at large? Join Erika James, Dean of the Wharton School, for a conversation with Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) and Wharton Professor Duncan Watts about his interdisciplinary teaching and research, particularly his role as principal investigator with Project Ratio which is working to map news content through its production, dissemination, and consumption. This session will close with Q&A from the audience….

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January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jan
13

Venture Capital, Innovation and COVID-19

Led by: Luke Taylor, Associate Professor of Finance…

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January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

December 2020

Dec
17

Wharton Alumni Fast Chat: Technology

Make new connections with Wharton alumni across the technology industry instantly via text-based messaging!…

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December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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