With support from the Dean’s office as well as Wharton Doctoral Programs and GAPSA, the Wharton Society for the Advancement of Women in Business Academia (WSAWBA), a group of Wharton PhD students, is once again coming together to organize the second annual WSAWBA-led “Women in Business Academia” conference to be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018.  The conference will be held at the Wharton School in Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

See our Agenda here.
The main objective of this one-day conference is to bring together doctoral students and faculty across disciplines (and from other universities) to engage in a constructive dialogue over their identities as scholars. Presentations and panels throughout the day led by faculty and doctoral students alike will address topics like successfully navigating the academic job market, seeking formal and informal mentors in academia, managing work/life boundaries, and understanding the day-to-day as a professor—all while highlighting research produced by students and faculty in our field. Furthermore, over meals, coffee breaks and a cocktail hour, students will have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with faculty and each other to further promote a collegial environment among academics.  All are welcome.
The conference is open to business school doctoral students from Columbia Business School, Cornell SC Johnson School of Management, Drexel LeBow College of Business, Duke Fuqua School of Business, Harvard Business School, Michigan Ross School of Business, MIT Sloan School, Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, NYU Stern School of Business, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers Business School, Temple Fox School of Business, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Villanova School of Business, and the Yale School of Management as well as doctoral students from other disciplines from the University of Pennsylvania.

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(non-Penn Students)

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Interested in presenting? 

The application requires an abstract of no more than 200 words and an overview of no more than 1000 words (not including references or tables) that describes a research project or paper to be presented.

Given that one of the main goals of the conference is to facilitate the combination of resources that help advance academic research, we welcome incomplete research endeavors.  All of the work to be presented must be original and unpublished.

Faculty members from the above schools, please contact us if you would like to attend. 

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Wharton Society for the Advancement of Women in Business Academia (WSAWBA) 2018
Esther Uduehi, President
Lauren Kaufmann, Vice-President
Allison Briggs, Board Member
Erika Kirgios, Board Member
Karren Knowlton, Board Member

Our Sponsors:

Funding provided by the Dean’s Office of the Wharton School, Wharton Doctoral Programs, Wharton Doctoral Council, and GAPSA.

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