Digital Leadership Online Program Announcement

Managers Drive Digital Transformation with New Wharton School Online Program PHILADELPHIA, March 21, 2022—With today’s business landscape constantly changing and adapting to new technologies, it has become crucial for companies to embrace digital strategies. A new digital leadership education program from Wharton Online at the Wharton School of the UniversityRead More

2022 Lipman Family Prize Honorees Named

Winning Honoree will be announced April 21 PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2022—CDD Society, Make a Difference, and Yamba Malawi have been named as honorees for the 2022 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Chosen from an applicant pool of almost 100 organizations, all three honorees are guaranteed an unrestricted financial awardRead More

Wharton Profs. to Present on Inflation, Corporate M&A and Financial Markets at Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Virtual Program, March 16

Applications now open, deadline to apply is March 8 What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business journalists to apply for the next virtual Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program. The March 2022 program will feature Wharton professors Itamar Drechsler, Emilie Feldman and Jules van Binsbergen who will present on “The RiseRead More

Steppingstone Scholars New Partnership with The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Global Youth Program Creates Critical Access to College Courses for Socioeconomically Underserved Students

PHILADELPHIA, December 6, 2021—Steppingstone Scholars (Steppingstone) today announced a new partnership with the Wharton Global Youth Program that will offer socioeconomically underserved students in Philadelphia a pathway to college and business education. The partnership initially focuses on three specific areas: Dual Enrollment Courses: High school students will enroll in college-levelRead More

Wharton School Dean Erika James to Host “Beyond Business” Lecture Series on ESG

Three-part series to feature conversations with Wharton faculty and industry-leading experts PHILADELPHIA, October 13, 2021—Dean Erika James of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania announced today the continuation of “Beyond Business,” an annual, semester-long lecture series exploring some of the most pressing issues impacting individuals and organizations aroundRead More

Hundreds of Corporate Board Seats Are Opening for Women—New Wharton Executive Education Program Helps Prepare Candidates

Gender equity is an increasing priority for corporate boards. As more seats open for women, a new program prepares female executives to seize these valuable opportunities. PHILADELPHIA, October 12, 2021—If you ask someone to picture a corporate board, they will probably imagine a long conference table full of directors inRead More

Wharton Professor Kevin Werbach Recipient of the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program’s 2021 Ideas Worth Teaching Award

NEW YORK, September 30, 2021—Today, the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program announced the eight winners of its 2021 Ideas Worth Teaching Awards. The Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program recognizes the power of business school teaching to influence the culture embedded within capitalism and, as a result, has beenRead More

Penn Media Accountability Project (PennMAP) Research and Outcomes to Expand Thanks to Leadership Gift

PHILADELPHIA, September 30, 2021—The Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania are delighted to announce the expansion of the Penn Media Accountability Project (PennMAP), an interdisciplinary, nonpartisan research project dedicated to enhancing media transparency and accountability. Its growth is made possible by a new leadership gift from Richard Jay Mack,Read More

Penn Medicine and Wharton Social Impact Initiative Launch New $5 Million Investment Initiative for Businesses that Improve Health of Philadelphians

 “Fund for Health” announced first round of funding for companies that aim to strengthen social determinants of health PHILADELPHIA, August 31, 2021—Three start-up companies will be the first to receive investment from the Fund for Health, a joint partnership between Penn Medicine and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of theRead More

Application Open for Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Flagship Program, Oct. 18-19

Deadline to Apply for Virtual Professional Development Program is October 8 What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business journalists to apply for the flagship Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program.  The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, help reporters gain a better understanding ofRead More


Leading firms invest in Black Futures with formation of “AltFinance” Initiative to introduce more HBCU students to the influential alternative investment industry NEW YORK, June 15, 2021 – Apollo Global Management, Inc. (Apollo), Ares Management Corporation (Ares) and Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree) today announced a 10-year, $90 million, industry-firstRead More

Mayor Kenney Announces “Philly Vax Sweepstakes” Giving Vaccinated Philadelphians Dozens of Chances to Win Up to $50,000

PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2021 – Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced today the launch of “Philly Vax Sweepstakes,” a series of three citywide drawings designed to give Philadelphians extra motivation to get their vaccination against COVID-19 as the city fully reopens this summer.  A total of 36 vaccinated Philadelphians will winRead More