Wharton Stories: Leadership

Alexandru (Alex) Zanca, W’21, was originally a biochemistry major at Penn. Now, he’s concentrating in statistics at Wharton and pursuing his passion for promoting equity.

Why This Statistics Undergrad Spent Winter Break Volunteering in Washington, D.C.

The 2019 Wharton Women Business Conference brought female students together to discuss how to achieve their goals in an ever-changing professional landscape.

3 Ways to Empower Women and Tackle Gender Inequity in the Workplace

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

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

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

M&T junior Kristen Tilley, W’19, SEAS’19, describes the leadership lessons she learned on a Wharton Leadership Venture Sailing Expedition in the Caribbean.

What This Undergrad Learned about Her Leadership Style While Sailing in the Caribbean

“When I came to college, I knew that I was incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to study here, and I always felt the responsibility to give back to others.”

Social Impact, Swimming, and Business: How This Wharton Senior Juggles Her Eclectic Passions

Laura Gao, W’18, tells how she and a team of Penn undergraduates worked with the administration and the City of Philadelphia to create a competition to make the case for bringing Amazon HQ2 to Philadelphia.

How (Not) to Plan a Case Competition in 30 Days

Alexis-Amanda Malcolm has found the community at Wharton and Penn welcoming and supportive, personally and academically. “The amount of people who will go completely out of their way to help you succeed is incredible at Penn,” she said. “I was able to find so many mentors here that have not only helped make my experience in university smoother but have also become some of my dearest friends.”

A Student Leader Finds a Welcoming Community at Penn and Wharton