Wharton Women’s Leadership Breakfast, Tue 2/27, 815am PST

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Santa Monica
Alissa Finerman

Come join your friends and meet new ones at this special breakfast event co-hosted by The Wharton Club of Southern California and the Chicago Booth Women’s Club of LA on Tuesday, February 27th at 8:15 AM PST.


Have you ever felt like you’re not always living up to the image you have of a “leader”? Or maybe you feel you are an effective leader but would like to unlock that next level of influence? Whether you think of yourself as a leader or not, the truth is, we are all leaders.


Being a leader means taking responsibility for your world, and understanding the impact you have on your world. To understand your impact you have to have awareness about which “dimension” of leadership you’re standing in to then access the right tool set you need to be the most effective leader you can be.


Come learn a multi-dimensional model of leadership to see where you’re showing up most often and how that may be helping or hindering you. Most of us have learned to rely primarily on one modality of leadership, but we can strengthen each dimension of leadership to then apply the one that will be most effective at the time we need it. We look forward to sharing the model and then hearing about your experiences with the different dimensions of leadership.


Our leadership and networking event will be led by Danielle Gopen Chicago Booth ‘14 for a candid and thoughtful discussion to leave us feeling more connected and empowered in our leadership capabilities.


Event Details:


When: Tuesday, February 27th, 8:15 - 10:00 AM PST


Event flow:

8:15 - 8:45 AM, networking and enjoy some food/drinks

8:45 - 9:45 AM, programming and group discussion

9:45 - 10 AM, networking


Where: Private residence in Santa Monica, address will be shared after registration.


Cost: This is a member only event. $20 per person

No RSVPs +1 for this event, each person must register on their own.


Food: There will be a light breakfast served including fruit, gluten free banana bread and croissants plus Nespresso Coffee!


Parking: Street parking and metered parking is available. Please check the signs.


Contact info: Alissa Finerman, [email protected]




About the Speaker:

Danielle Gopen

Danielle Gopen is the founder of DG Executive Associates (“DGEA”), a leadership advisory and executive coaching firm that partners with top-tier organizations and highly accomplished individuals worldwide across almost every industry. Prior to launching DGEA, Ms. Gopen built her career in Finance, with more than a decade in business development and project management in capital markets and private markets, leading large cross-functional teams on several billion-dollar projects and raising over $500mm for private fund investments.


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.   



Jessica Pugh WG19

Jessica Pugh (she/her) is the Head of People Strategy and Operations, leading a team responsible for Google’s Customer Sales talent investments for our 5,000+ person organization. Jessica joined Google in 2019 as an Account Executive and quickly matriculated to a Sales Manager, leading a team of 12 and managing a $500M business. Jessica is a proud graduate of California State University, Long Beach (B.S) and The Wharton School (MBA). Jessica is a California native who is a glutton for travel and immersing herself in new cultural experiences, having both studied and worked in the UK. 

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys traveling with her best friends, hosting friends for game nights (she’s overly competitive), making her 18-month old niece laugh and watching stand up comedy. 


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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