Wharton SoCal Women’s Network - Ageism & Your Life, Thu 12/7, 8am PST (Open to All)

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Thursday, December 7, 2023
8:00am— 9:30am
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA 90403
United States
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Alissa Finerman

The Wharton Club of Southern California Women’s Network is excited to host a special networking event, open to men and women, to discuss ageism and its impact on our careers and personal lives on Thursday, December 7th at 8am PST. 

Have you ever had the feeling that the world decided you were not the right age to be a CEO, founder, entrepreneur or parent? Ageism can nefariously impact us at any stage of our career, no matter our gender or field. All of us have been told we were too young or too old for a specific role, don’t have enough experience, or too much experience. How have you combatted this bias? We look forward to hearing different perspectives on the topic.

Leslie Morgan Steiner WG92


Come join your friends at The Wharton Club of Southern California and author Leslie Morgan Steiner WG92, for networking and a candid and thoughtful discussion. Leslie is a New York Times best-selling author, columnist for The Washington Post and successful corporate executive at Johnson & Johnson. She’s written four books: the New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy Love; the critically acclaimed anthology Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families; The Baby Chase: How Surrogacy is Transforming the American Family; and her latest memoir, The Naked Truth, which explores women’s empowerment after 50. Her TED Talks have been viewed by over seven million people.

Where: Private residence in Santa Monica. The address will be shared after you sign-up.


When: Thursday, December 7, 2023, 8am - 930am PST.  A light breakfast will be served.  Please note this event is open to men and women.


Parking: Street parking is available. There is metered parking on Montana Avenue.


Cost: Members, $10 with RSVP; non-members, $20 with RSVP.   Note:  No +1 RSVPs for this event.  Members or non-members purchase their individual tickets only.  

NOTE: Ticket proceeds will be used to purchase food for attendees.


RSVPs required, there are no walk-ins for this event, sorry. Please note, attendance will be capped at 20 attendees, so please secure your spot early.


Contact info: Alissa Finerman, [email protected]


About the Hosts:

Alissa Finerman WG98

Alissa Finerman is an Executive Coach and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.  She is a Facilitator/Guide for Chief, a private women’s network, and coaches teams, executives, managers and entrepreneurs.  She is on the Executive Coaching team for the Wharton Executive MBA program and has guest lectured for several universities.  Alissa was a VP on the Corporate Bond Sales Desk at Credit Suisse (now UBS) before she founded her Leadership Consulting & Coaching company.  She is an angel investor (focused on impact and supporting women founders), advisor and author of the book, Living in YOUR Top 1%.  She holds an MBA from The Wharton School and is a Board member for The Wharton Club of Southern California. 


Sing Ling WG22

Sing Ling has over 15 years of experience working with Fortune 500 brands in consumer goods and entertainment at award winning branding agencies in the US and China.  She has a broad range of expertise in marketing including growth marketing, branding, design, content strategy, and creative development.   


Monisha Toteja G’09 WG09

Monisha Toteja is the CEO of Dynamic Speaking, where she advises, coaches, and speaks about communication challenges at work.  She has over 20 years of professional experience, and focuses on empowering executives and rising stars to communicate effectively.  She works across industries to assist leaders in improving their executive presence, confidence, and strategic communication, including navigating difficult situations, engaging key stakeholders, and creating a pitch for investors or clients.  Monisha taught communication at The Wharton School for eight years and is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.  She holds an MBA in Management from The Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in German Studies from Duke University.  Monisha speaks German fluently, Hindi conversationally, and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.



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