Wharton Women: Catalysts, Paula Garcia Abbo WG18, GED18, Tue 11/30, 530pm PST

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
5:30pm— 6:45pm
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Sheila Bangalore

The Wharton Club of Southern California invites all members and non-members to this continuing series.  Catalysts represent leaders across differen industries that continually drive change to enhance their business and community.  Wharton Women proudly sponsors this new virtual series designed to create and foster collisions through rich discussion.


When:  Tuesday, November 30, 5:30-6:45pm PST

Where:  Online event (Zoom link will be sent to registered particpants in advance of the event)

Cost:  Paid Members, Free; Non-Members, $10


Speaker:  Paola Garcia Abbo WG18, GED18 

Paola Garcia Abbo WG18, GED18, is Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at OneMain Financial, where her goal is to develop socially responsible programs to improve the financial well-being of hardworking Americans.  Prior to joining OneMain, Paola worked on the leadership team at Aura, a FinTech startup, and as an investment management associate at Goldman Sachs.  Paola earned her MBA from the University of Pennsylvania at The Wharton School where she graduated on the Director’s List Honors.  She also holds an M.Ed in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education.  Prior to graduate school, Paola spent several years working in federal government for President Barack Obama’s Administration at both the White House and the Department of Treasury.  She has extensive experience leading financial management, budgeting, operations, process improvements, change management, and strategic planning initiatives.  Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and of Salvadorean descent, Paola graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Economics.  She is a proud Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), UC Berkeley Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) and Robert F. Toigo Foundation fellow, alumna and volunteer.  She serves as Vice Chairman on the board of Leadership High School in San Francisco and as a board member for LatinaVIDA, and Street Smarts in Oakland.  Paola, her husband, and son live in the East Bay.


Host:  Sheila Bangalore, WG21

As a chief legal and strategy officer with a Wharton Finance MBA, Sheila Bangalore honed her legal/compliance, corporate strategy and governance experience over 20 years in senior roles across multinational, highly regulated, technology (B2B/C) and retail businesses, including Zappos, Bally Technologies, Aristocrat Gaming and MP Materials. Sheila’s results-oriented focus, collaborative style and ability to develop and lead high-performing, diverse teams enable growth and transformation.


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