Panels & Speakers

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Leading As the Only Woman

in collaboration with Wharton Vets Club

Marisa Drew

Chief Sustainability Officer & Global Head of Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance

Credit Suisse

Deborah Wahl

Global Chief Marketing Officer

General Motors

Mandy Puri

Private Investor & Ex-Managing Director and Co-Head

BlackRock Private Equity

Seema Bansal

Partner & Director, Social Impact Practice Asia-Pacific

Boston Consulting Group

Kara Helander

 Managing Director &

Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

The Carlyle Group

Kerhyl Gantt

Senior Brand Marketing Director


Audrey Lucas

Senior Partner, Retail, CPG, Agriculture

McKinsey & Company

Ania Smith

Chief Executive Officer


Christina Foerster

Member of the Executive Board &
Chief Customer Officer

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

What Does It Mean to Be a Male Ally?

in collaboration with Wharton Male Allies

Simran J. Singh

VP, Strategy and Business Development



Wharton 22s  

(Now Wharton Male Allies)

Karren Knowlton

Senior Doctoral Candidate

Wharton's Management Department

Researching diversity in organizations, allyship, team and group dynamics, and communicating at work

Laszlo Syrop

Real Estate Development & 


Hudson Companies



Wharton 22s

(Now Wharton Male Allies)

Suma Reddy

Chief Executive Officer

Future Acres

Jarah Euston

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Women in Academia: Virtual Roundtable with Professors at The Wharton School 

February 9, 2021

12 pm - 12:50 pm EST

Christina Parajon Skinner

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics

The Wharton School

Sarah E. Light

Associate Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics

The Wharton School

Nancy Rothbard

 David Pottruck Professor, Professor of Management, Chairperson, Management Department

The Wharton School

In conversation with Samir Nurmohamed,

Assistant Professor of Management


We are excited to welcome you to the 22nd Annual, Wharton Women’s Summit on Friday, February 12th virtually. This event is an opportunity to bring together inspiring female leaders with future leaders to honor their experiences and accomplishments. The day connects students, allies, prospective employers, alumni, and thought leaders and provides an opportunity for our mentors and role models to share their incredible stories. We will bring issues to the forefront that are critical to all of us at work and in our broader life. 



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