Wharton Stories: Family/Partners

Marlene Avitia, WG’20, says, “Diversity is important because it provides new perspectives. Wharton embraces inclusivity and creates a melting pot of people in the EMBA cohorts.”

How Diversity Adds Value to Wharton’s EMBA Program for this Strategy Executive

Sherry Ann Mohan, WG’13, says the EMBA program is an inclusive environment for underrepresented minorities. “Being in supportive spaces like Wharton helps me navigate in places where there aren’t that many people who look like me.”

How Wharton is Adding Value for this Finance Executive

How will COVID-19’s impact the way we work?

Temporary Shift or New Reality? How Work May Change Post-Pandemic

“I went to Penn as an undergraduate, and we weren’t going anywhere else for our MBA. I knew Wharton offered the rigor and alumni network we wanted,” said Dr. Ije Akunyili, WG’20, who attended Wharton’s EMBA program with her husband Aris A. Brou, WG’20.

How this Married Couple Balanced Wharton, Work, and Kids

When it comes to dismantling inequality, where do we begin, and what’s the best approach? Panelists Valerie Jarrett, Dalila Wilson-Scott, and Antony Bugg-Levine weigh in.

Solving Society’s Biggest Problems, Starting with Cross-Sector Collaboration

Swati Chopra, WG’19, who received a scholarship from FWSF, says mentorship is “critical” to encouraging more women to unlock their potential with an MBA.

Wharton and Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) Team Up to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Kristin Kearney, WG’20, Yinan Yu, WG’20, and Min Haeberle, WG’20, say the keys to juggling school, work, and a newborn are planning, prioritization, and communication.

Having a Baby in Business School

Edgardo Jimenez, WG’20, credits Wharton for helping him land a new role at the cutting-edge of technology. “This EMBA program adds so much value from the brand to the curriculum to the network. It’s already paying off immeasurably and I haven’t even graduated yet,” he said.

How Wharton Helped this Mechanical Engineer Transition from Heavy Industry to Technology

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

“When I researched EMBA programs, having access to both coasts was a big differentiator for Wharton. I lived in Santa Barbara, CA so the San Francisco campus was convenient, but the option to transfer in my second year to the Philadelphia campus was a huge benefit because I planned to open an office for my company in New York City,” said Kevin Henrick, WG’20.

Wharton EMBA Students Share How They Benefit from a Bicoastal Program