Wharton Stories: Philadelphia

Genna Zimmer, WG’20, says Wharton positioned her to help lead REEDS Jewelers through the COVID-19 pandemic and to achieve her goal of seeing the company succeed for another 70+ years.

How this Alumna is Helping Her Family’s Jewelry Business Succeed in the Pandemic

Passionate about giving back, Yezenia Ramos, WG’09, focuses on employee engagement within the corporate social responsibility space at Johnson & Johnson, and volunteers on the front line as an EMS worker.

How this Wharton EMBA Alumna Transitioned from Finance to Philanthropy

Ben Murray, WG’19, and Matt DeVivo, WG’19, launched “Thank You, Now What?” to share veterans’ stories about transitioning to civilian life.

Wharton EMBA Alumni Team Up to Create Podcast about Life after Military Service

Pooja Bansal, WG’20, came to Wharton looking for a career in Silicon Valley, but ended up finding the “perfect opportunity” at a classmate’s veteran-based mortgage firm.

How Wharton’s EMBA Career Resources Helped this Alumna Pivot from IT to HR

“There’s a need for us to educate people. There’s a need for us to have some of these tough conversations because we expect that our classmates are going to graduate and become leaders.”

AAMBAA Co-Presidents Partner with Classmates to Take a Stand Against Racism

Dr. Aman Bhullar, WG’14, came to Wharton as a physician. Today, he is also an entrepreneur, angel investor, filmmaker, actor, and philanthropist.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Transformed this Doctor’s Career

Brittney Jean-Louis, WG’20, and Andrew Jean-Louis, WG’20, say their investment is already paying off with knowledge, perspectives, and career impact.

Why this Married Couple Came to Wharton’s EMBA Program Together

“The students took solace in each other — sharing their apprehensions, insights, pondering about the future — all gave a form of comfort and support.”

Undergraduate Students Gather Online for Town Hall on Racism in America

“It’s not a short-term thing. This ripple effect of the economic and health crisis that we’re in right now will last for some time.”

Former Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Reflects on the ‘Ripple Effects’ of COVID-19

A team of Penn students in Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) sourced an impact investment deal into a startup that aims to champion sustainable and ethical practices in the fashion industry.

How This Philly Start-Up is Making Fashion More Sustainable