Wharton Stories

Wharton Prof. Adam Grant and Dean Erika James share five ways executives can rethink their assumptions about what it means to be a good business leader.

The Key to Becoming a Better Leader? Question Your Assumptions

“Other women have done this before me, and there was no reason I couldn’t do the same,” said Suzanne Shaw, WG’20, who commuted from Jamaica to Philadelphia for classes.

How this Mom Balanced School, Work, and Having Another Baby in Wharton’s EMBA Program

“If we could just have a candid conversation with our Dean about what she believes in, what would we want to hear from her?”

Students Chat With the Dean About Diversity at Wharton

This year’s finalists tackled firefighter cancer, frontline medical devices, maternal nutrition, global healthcare access, and more.

4 Startup Challenge Finalists Share What Inspired Their Ventures

“There are tough moments, and you need to be ready for those. But I would go back and do this program 10 times over if I could,” said Neda Amanat, WG’20.

How this Alumna Balanced School, Work and Kids in Wharton’s EMBA Program

Maya Burns, WG’20, and May Li, WG’21, share their experiences connecting students to organizations in need and helping local businesses since COVID-19 closed their doors.

How 1,200 MBA Students Helped Small Businesses Survive the Pandemic

In a new competition, eight undergraduate finalist teams pitched their student wellness initiatives to Wharton School leadership. Erin Lomboy, W’21, shares her experience.

Improving Wellness at Wharton One Pitch at a Time

Maggie Tang, W’22, is avidly pursuing her interest in hospitality at Wharton, from starting a food podcast to writing honors theses on fostering creativity and positive culture in high-end restaurants.

This Michelin Star Restaurant Intern Is Pairing Her Passion for Food With Business

Vanessa Folkerts, WG’20 and Jason Chen, WG’21, won for their proposed e-commerce marketplace serving pharmacies in rural Kenya.

Wharton MBA Team Wins First Prize in Global Business Case Competition

In the Turner MIINT’s tenth annual competition, graduate student teams from around the globe presented their diligence in hopes to secure up to $100K in investments into high-impact ventures.

Profits and Purpose: Highlights From the 2021 Turner MIINT Competition