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Past Webinars

Thank you to all alumni who have participated in our webinar series to date. 

Is it time to panic or will calmer heads prevail? Tuesday, September 22, 2020 

A global pandemic, civil protests in the U.S., Hong Kong and Belarus, a shaky world economy. The poisoning of political opponents in Russia and QAnon-fueled conspiracy theories sweeping Europe. The old world order is disappearing.  What will take its place and how can we navigate the uncertainty? 

Join us for a follow up discussion with one of the world’s most influential economic thinkers, Lauder Senior Fellow Mohamed El-Erian in conversation with Lauder Alum Robert Koenigsberger ‘93.

  • Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz and Lauder Senior Global Fellow
  • Robert Koenigsberger (Lauder 1993), Managing Partner, Gramercy Funds Management

Wharton Alumni Career Management: a guided tour with Director Cara Costello Wednesday, June 24, 2020 

Join Cara Costello, Director of MBA Alumni Career Management at the Wharton School, to learn more about the array of offerings available through your Wharton degree: complimentary career coaching, alumni job board and resume books, resume templates and LinkedIn support, compensation data, and school alumni databases enabling you to fully leverage the network. Cara will also discuss the Wharton Board of Director Resume Book and resources to support board aspirations. Amy Nichols of External Affairs will  speak on the topics of lifelong learning faculty webinars, global forum content and so much more.

Cara Costello, Director of Alumni Career Management at The Wharton SchoolAmy S. Nichols, Director of Global Programs and Lifelong Learning at The Wharton School

Anastasia Voutsinas, Director of Client Relations at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education

Rebecca Johnson Hogenhuis, Lauder 1994, moderator


Working Effectively with Executive Recruiters Thursday, June 11, 2020

Have you ever worked with or thought you should be working with an executive search firm?

Rebecca Hogenhuis (Lauder 1994), Moderator

Doug Lester (Lauder 1994), Principal at Career Narratives; Career Coach for alumni and students at Harvard Business School, and with corporate clients and individuals in his private practice.

Executive recruiters can play a pivotal role in many people’s careers. Doug was a senior associate at one of the leading executive search firms and will be sharing insights and tips that will help you understand one of the more opaque elements you’re likely to encounter in a job search and managing a successful career.


Impact Investing: Before, During, and After Covid 19 Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Hear from four Lauder alumni veteran impact investors on their diverse experiences. Learn what impact investing is and is not. What distinguishes it from other investments before COVID and now? Get your questions answered. Don’t miss this exciting webinar!

Julie Abrams (Lauder 1989), Moderator, Founder and Managing Director, Impact Investing Analytics

Matt Christensen (Lauder 1997), Global Head of Impact & Responsible Investment, AXA Investment Managers

Joan M. Larrea (Lauder 1992), Chief Executive Officer, Convergence

Radhika Shroff (Lauder 2000), Managing Director, Impact Investing, Nuveen



Cultural Challenges in an Entrepreneur's Quest to Find a Better Treatment for Cancer, Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Lewis H. Bender (Lauder 1993), President and CEO, Intensity Therapeutics, Inc.

Medical practice has a long established culture and language.  As the founder and inventor of Intensity Therapeutics’ technology Lew will speak about the challenges he faced in presenting physicians, pharmaceutical companies and investors with a new way to attack cancer.  He will also share some amazing success stories to date.


Lauder Alumni: confronting and curing Covid-19, Wednesday, May 27, 2020

With the world cautiously emerging from the paralysis caused by the pandemic, everyone impacted is looking for answers and a clearer sense of what this new phase will bring. 

Join us for a compelling, candid conversation with Lauder Alumni who are on the front lines - treating the sick, tackling the virus itself, researching and developing an antibody test and a vaccine.  

Jackie Mahal (Lauder 1994), Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY

John Trott (Lauder 1989), Global Marketing Leader, HIV Portfolio, Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Matt Axelrod (Lauder 2011), VP Strategic Growth, Phosphorous

Betsy McKay, Moderator, Senior Writer, The Wall Street Journal


When Work Doesn’t Work: Overcoming Professional Challenges with a Coach Thursday, May 21, 2020

Understand how to harness your leadership potential and identify options for moving your career in the direction you want it to go.

Rebecca Hogenhuis (Lauder 1994), Moderator

Carolyn Coughlin (Lauder 1993), Partner at Cultivating Leadership

Lisa Tretler (Lauder 1999), CEO of Business Boosters Consulting


Real Estate After Covid-19 Thursday, May 14, 2020

How will the pandemic affect the Real Estate industry?  How will the housing and mortgage finance industry adjust? Is this the right time to be considering entrepreneurship? This panel of distinguished Lauder Alums will discuss their thoughts on the future of the Real Estate industry in a post-COVID world.  

Panelists and titles

  • Margot Waldman (Lauder 1993), Moderator, President, Martel Corp

  • Nick Petkoff (Lauder 2002), Moderator, President ANG Real Estate

  • Tom Bendheim (Lauder 1990) – Founder/CEO b7 Properties

  • Dave Luczkow (Lauder 1993) – Residential and Commercial Mortgage Broker, Right Key Mortgage

  • Shimon Shkury (Lauder 2001) – Founder, Ariel Property Advisors

  • Chakra Banerjee (Lauder 2016) – Founder and co-CEO TOWER360


Getting Ready For A Wavy Recovery  Monday, May 18, 2020

A devastating economic shock followed by an awe-inspiring global stimulus.

  • Pavel Oliva (Lauder 2000) in conversation with Nancy R. Lazar, Partner and Head of Economic Research at Cornerstone Macro LLC.


Lauder Book Club: Pushing Brilliance Wednesday, May 6, 2020

  • Need a quarantine escape? Join Lauder’s own international bestselling author, Tim Tigner (Lauder 1994), for a discussion of his book, Pushing Brilliance, a murder mystery thriller that blends Tim’s Soviet counter-intelligence background with his experience as a Silicon-Valley medical technology CEO.  Tim has provided Lauderites a free copy of his book here. Download it now and join the discussion on May 6th.


The 9 Physiologies: How to Decode Your Unique Physical Energy to Activate Your Core Strength and Power, Thursday, April 30, 2020

  • Need some self-care during the quarantine? Your Natural Energy shapes how your body develops, how you experience the world, and your innate skills and gifts. Each physiology has a specific facial structure, body shape, way of interacting with people, sensory experience and a similar context of caring. We have researched this observation for the last 17 years, worked with over 8,000 people from around the world.  Everyone has a Natural Energy - a way of being that comes with the body we are living in. Join Susan Fisher (Lauder 1986), to find out more!


Leadership in Times of Crisis: Navigating Unusual Uncertainty, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Mohamed El-Erian in Conversation with Robert Koenisgberger

  • Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz and Lauder Senior Global Fellow

  • Robert Koenigsberger (Lauder 1993), Managing Partner, Gramercy Funds Management


Denial and an Uneven Response to the Pandemic in Latin and South America

Thursday, April 23, 2020

  • Rosanna Ramos-Velita (Lauder 1992), Chairman of the Board, Caja Los Andes

  • Yuri Geldzweig (Lauder 2001), Co-Founder and CEO, Urbania, Mexico

  • Luis Gonzalez Lauder 1998), Co-Founder and CEO, Vidalink, Brazil

  • Pablo Verra (Lauder 2004), Partner | Financial Advisory, Deloitte, Argentina


Lauder Love Slack Workshop, Tuesday, April 14, 2020

David Lobo (2018) would love to walk us through the Lauder Love Slack Channel, an initiative to bring students and alumni closer together and to help one another.


Investing and Rebuilding Corporate America Sustainably and Responsibly Post Covid19: The View of Three Lauder Experts, Friday, April 10, 2020

Tony Davis, L’97, Founder and Managing Partner of Inherent Capital
Christine Harada, L’03, President of (i)x Investments
Bob McEvoy, L’94, Seasoned corporate restructuring expert
Kim Conroy (Moderator), The Lauder Institute


A View on Covid-19 from China, Monday April 6, 2020

Chang Sun (Lauder 1989), presented this topic with the China Entrepreneur Club and had over 1.65 million participants!


Navigating the new SBA Loan Programs: Business Interruption and Disaster Assistance, Thursday, April 2, 2020

Keith Kohler  (Lauder 1993), President, K2 Group, LLC.