Wharton Stories: Creating Leaders

With the new perspectives and knowledge he’s gained at Wharton, Chris Ficara, WG’18, is exceeding his business goals at Merrill Lynch and fast-tracking his personal growth.

How This Wealth Advisor Used Wharton’s EMBA Program to Take His Investment Group to the Next Level

Vikram Dewan, WG’78, CEO of the Philadelphia Zoo, talks about his priorities in innovation and social impact.

Podcast: How the Philadelphia Zoo is Creating Opportunities for Neighboring Communities

“By providing students transformative opportunities to learn and develop, we can shape more of Wharton’s most creative and entrepreneurial students into future leaders of the industry.” — Josh Harris, W’86

With Alternative Investment Careers Rising, Wharton Doubles Down

Samantha Palmer, WG’20, describes lessons from an FBI hostage negotiator as “100% transferable” to her work in business development.

6 FBI Negotiation Lessons from a McNulty Leadership Program Workshop

Derek Zhao, WG’20, shares the steps he took to represent WIVA, a Wharton Social Impact WISE Fellowship that mirrors typical investment fund activities, in a last minute meeting with an entrepreneur.

How I Prepared for a CEO Meeting in Less Than 14 Hours

Only 1% of venture capital funds go to women of color each year. As a WISE Fellow, Chanelle Lansley, WG’19, is working to change that statistic for the better.

How This MBA Explored Blockchain to Drive Funds to Entrepreneurial Women of Color

Joseph Wharton Scholar Maggie Browdy, W’21, shares key takeaways from her visit to LinkedIn at the end of the Wharton Industry Exploration Program to San Francisco.

Lessons Learned from a Fireside Chat with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner

Adedotun Adejare, W’19, was inspired by his travel experiences at Wharton to pursue a Master’s degree as a Schwarzman Scholar in China.

Adedotun Adejare Prepares to Explore China’s Technology Hub as Schwarzman Scholar

The More Than Ever Tour Brings the Classroom Experience to Alumni

Marty Pendleton, WG’20, says the Venture drove home important leadership lessons about inspiring your team, empowering people, and collecting good intelligence.

4 Lessons This Former Navy Officer Learned from a Leadership Venture to Gettysburg