Wharton’s executive MBA program hosts a lot of events, but one of our recent panel discussions was particularly unique. After all, it’s not every day that the School sponsors a women’s networking event at a San Francisco Giants baseball game much less at a game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
“The San Francisco Giants are a hot ticket in town,” explains Katherine Lilygren, who manages marketing and admissions at Wharton | San Francisco. “This event was a great opportunity for us to raise awareness about Wharton’s EMBA program in San Francisco, particularly among professional women. Diversity is very important in our classes so these types of events provide a wonderful venue for us to spread the word about our program to different audiences.”
The pre-game event at the stadium featured a panel of accomplished women including Wharton Prof. Patti Williams, an announcer for major league baseball, an executive from the Comcast Sports Channel, and the director of a women’s shelter. The speakers shared their professional experiences and achievements and discussed workplace issues such as breaking down barriers and work-life balance.
Afterward, participants had an opportunity to network and watch the game from a special section of the ballpark. Nearly 150 female guests attended the event as well as several Wharton EMBA students and alumnae.
“Everyone really enjoyed the takeaways from the panel and the event was a great opportunity to network and meet some fascinating and accomplished women,” says Lilygren.
Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives will be holding many more events and information receptions around the country. To see the full listing, please visit our Events site.