Wharton Stories: Leadership

AKT Investments CEO and President Chrysanthy (Chrysa) Tsakopoulos Demos, WG’18, earned an MBA and gained skills, confidence, and credibility to lead a multi-generational family business that has helped shape the Sacramento region.

Five Ways that Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Alumna Take the Reins of Her Family’s Business

Wall Street veteran and Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat, WG’87, shares four lessons from the global financial crisis that she says are “relevant today for all industries.”

The 4 Lessons Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat Learned from the Financial Crisis

Shivaraman (Shiva) Ramachandran, WG’18, used the Wharton MBA Program for Executives to hone his leadership skills and transition into hardware business operations at payment processing and point-of-sale solutions company Square.

From Technologist to Business Operations Leader: How This EMBA Alum Used Wharton’s Executive Coaching and Feedback Program to Make the Transition

The Penn Wharton China Center welcomed President Amy Gutmann to Beijing, where she discussed the growing connection between Penn, China, and the world.

Highlights from an Evening in Beijing with Penn President Amy Gutmann

Gayatri Karandikar, WG’19, spent a summer at PepsiCo as a global strategy intern, reflecting on oats, healthy food innovation, and cultural awareness as she combines her passion for nutrition with global business knowledge.

How a Personal Journey to Nutritional Balance Led This MBA to the Food Industry

Dr. Michael Milne, WG’19, is using EMBA classes and resources to move into the next phase of his career.

How Wharton Is Helping This Orthopedic Surgeon Explore New Career Paths

Student Robert Chen, WG’19, explains how a Wharton MBA can help “level the playing field” for first-generation college graduates.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Adds Value for First Generation Students

The Cluster and Cohort system was designed with the hope that it takes a group of 864 and allows it to feel like a smaller community.

How a Wharton MBA Cluster Is Built

The impact of the Beijing-based center and research fund has been far-reaching on campus and in China.

Three Years On: A Look at the Penn Wharton China Center

Christian Butts, W’18, explains how he balanced his interests inside and outside the classroom with a variety of work experiences and research opportunities at Penn.

Do What You Enjoy: Recent Wharton Graduate Shares What Kept Him Grounded