Wharton Stories: Leadership

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

“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

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

Celebrating International Women’s Day: 2021

“Always raise your hand to take on new challenges, even if you don’t think you are ready.”

How Women in Data Science Rise to the Top

Through a series of conversations on the Dollars and Change podcast, Vice Dean Katherine Klein explores the topics of racial equity in investing and diversity in the workplace with leaders in the field.

Diversity and Racial Equity in Investing: Conversations with Industry Leaders and Researchers

In an expansion of Wharton’s successful Tarnopol Lecture Series, Dean Erika James is meeting with business leaders to host candid conversations on the urgent, far-reaching issues challenging our world today — starting with the topic of race.

Tackling Issues Beyond Business

As we embark on a new era with Dean James at the helm, here’s a deeper look into her journey to Wharton, and the impact she has made during her time in academia.

Introducing Dean Erika James

“We are living in an era in which corporations are sometimes more powerful than the politicians that we elect. What we’re trying to say to folks now is, ‘Flex that power in the interest of your Black employees.’”

How Corporations and Local Government Can Join the Fight Against Racial Injustice

Sharing Stories to Find Common Ground at One Wharton Week