Wharton Stories: Industry

Closing the gender pay gap is a difficult problem to tackle. Being more transparent about compensation has been touted as a potential solution, but does it work? The CEO of PayScale.com weighs in on what the data shows and what practices companies can implement to help address the problem.

Does Pay Transparency Help Close the Gender Wage Gap?

Andrew Brown, WG’15, says Wharton was worth the investment. “The program has paid for itself in terms of salary growth and overall knowledge, but also—most importantly—from the people I met. The friendships and network are truly priceless.”

How Wharton Helped this Engineer Transition to the Business Side of the Defense Industry

Four student teams wow’d the judges at the 2020 Y-Prize competition and took home prize money to invest in their ideas about how to repair and harvest energy from metal.

Bright Idea: An Eco-Friendly, Affordable Lighting Solution Wins the 2020 Y-Prize

5 Online Dating Trends from OKCupid CEO

Vincent Stanley, director of philosophy at Patagonia, recently visited Wharton as a Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker. He discussed Patagonia’s commitment to solving environmental challenges through responsible business practices.

Responsible Business Lessons from Patagonia

“We have a rich set of experiences that help our teams learn from one another.”

What Leaders Should Understand about Diversity in the Workplace

The Shark Tank star spoke candidly with students competing at Wharton’s first 24-hour IDEATHON 2020.

Daymond John on Focus, Fashion, and Finding the Right Mentor

There’s still so much companies don’t understand about data collection and AI. Timnit Gebru weighs in on some things companies should keep in mind.

Timnit Gebru: 5 Takeaways About the State of Artificial Intelligence

“Everyone is genuinely interested in each other and our life journeys. Students are here to build a community that is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” said Rana Ara, WG’20, who spent 10 years as a fashion designer before transitioning to marketing.

Why Wharton’s EMBA Program is the Right Fit for this Marketing Executive

Corporate executives partnered with Wharton and Penn students to provide practical solutions to their most pressing marketing and analytics problems.

Students Offer Sweet Solutions to Data Problems at the Analytics Accelerator Challenge