Wharton Stories: Alumni

At this year’s MARC Conference, undergrads heard from Wharton alum and Christian Lacroix CEO Nicolas Topiol on how he helped revive the luxury fashion house post-bankruptcy.

4 Brand Strategies That Put Christian Lacroix Back on the Runway

“If you are a smart individual who can detect patterns and opportunities, you don’t need to come from a pedigree to found a startup,” Wharton alum and Steignet founder, A.J. Steigman said.

How a Chess Champion and Wharton Grad Excels at Entrepreneurship

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

Wharton Prof. Gad Allon discusses how new platforms like Uber affect the behavior of gig economy workers at the 2019 London Global Wharton Forum.

What Motivates Workers in the Gig Economy?

Prof. Mauro Guillen shared his findings on the effects different governments have on GDP per capita at the 2019 London Wharton Global Forum.

Does It Pay to Have a Monarchy? The Answer Might Surprise You

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

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

Retailers today are battling for customers who are increasingly picky about their shopping experience. At the 2019 Wharton Women Annual Dinner, the SVP for Walmart Fashion and Wharton alum shared her 3 strategies for successful brand expansion.

Wharton Women Learn How Denise Incandela Transformed Fashion at Walmart

Two Wharton Venture Initiative Program (VIP) teams pitched their tech startups at the B-School entrepreneurship showcase in San Francisco, co-sponsored by leading business schools.

Student Startups from 4 U.S. Business Schools Compete at B-School Disrupt