Wharton Stories: Leadership

Vanguard’s Managing Director Jim Norris, WG’97, says employees graduate with new expectations, new levels of confidence, and a diverse network of talented people. “They aren’t the same person as they were before, and you need to recognize and leverage that personal and professional growth to keep them at the company.”

How to Get the Most out of Sponsorship in Wharton’s EMBA Program

Cofounders Lindsay Stewart, WG’14, and Brian McNeill, WG’14, say that classes, classmates, faculty, and the Wharton network created an “incubator” in which they developed their video-platform company.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped These Classmates Launch Stringr

Joan Lau, WG’08, wasn’t planning to become an entrepreneur — but the knowledge, network, and confidence she gained from Wharton’s EMBA Program helped her pivot into new ventures.

How Wharton Helped This Alumna Transition from Scientist to CEO

Jerad King, WG’19, is using his knowledge, network, and broader perspective to help grow his family’s car business, make better investments, and advocate for his industry.

How Wharton Is Impacting This Automotive Industry Executive’s Career

During Wharton’s EMBA program, Katherine Tan, WG’19, joined the Gates Foundation where she is achieving her goal of working at the “intersection of social impact and the private sector.”

How Wharton is Helping this Alumna Impact Global Development

Amber Mace, WG’20, is using knowledge and tools from Wharton in her role as executive director of the California Council on Science and Technology.

This Student Is Strengthening Science Policy in California Through Wharton’s EMBA Program

Jason Lepes, WG’20, is combining his passion for food and cooking with new business skills to help grow the startup Foodkick.

A Passion for Food Led this Foodkick Co-Founder to Wharton

“What we were finding was that we were onto something big and something different, something that wasn’t just confined to my community, Tarkwa Breman, alone.”

How This Penn Alum Is Revitalizing Education and Healthcare Through Cocoa Farms in Ghana

James Tang, WG’20, came to Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives because of its tailored schedule, experienced cohort, and San Francisco campus.

Why This Fintech Executive Chose Wharton’s EMBA Program and How It’s Impacting His Career

“I heard about the network during Orientation, and I thought it was probably all talk. But then I saw it in action, and it was impressive,” said Denise Carter, WG’19, co-founder of Quoin Pharmaceuticals.

How Wharton’s Network is Helping this Alumna Grow Her Pharmaceutical Business