Greetings from New Haven. When I last wrote a few months ago, summer
was at its height and the SOM faculty was fully engaged in rewriting
the SOM curriculum. Now, two months into the academic year, I am pleased
to report that our bold re-envisioning of MBA education is moving ahead
with great success.
Reunion Weekends Hosted During Fall 2006
SOM celebrated the 25th anniversary
of the Class of 1981 on September 15 and 16, and the 20th, 15th,
10th, and 5th anniversaries of the Classes of 1986, 1991, 1996, and
2001 on October 13 and 14. During these two festive weekends,
hundreds of classmates returned to New Haven from around the country
and the world – including from Germany, Greece, England, Israel,
Mexico, Slovenia, Venezuela, and Turkey – to spend time together
reconnecting with one another and with SOM.
Leads in Enrollment of Women MBA Students
The Yale School of Management has the highest percentage of women MBA
students enrolled for 2006 among leading business schools according to
a census released by the Forté Foundation. Women make up 38 percent
of SOM’s Class of 2008.
K. Nooyi ’80 Named CEO of PepsiCo
Indra K. Nooyi, a member of the Yale SOM Class of 1980, was elected
chief executive officer of PepsiCo by the company’s board of
directors, effective October 1, 2006. Nooyi is leading one of the
largest convenient foods and beverages companies, with $33 billion
in annual revenues.
Podolny on the Connection of the Personal and the Professional
“We all are familiar with the saying, ‘It’s not personal;
it’s just business.’ Think about what this means—that
work is somehow not an implication of self. But if work is defined
apart from the self, the self – with its values, its aspirations – has
no bearing on professional behavior.”
from SOM Alumni Association
Greetings from the SOM Alumni Association! SOMAA recently
held its second board meeting of the 2006-07 year in New York City.
The objective of our meeting was to identify specific steps we can
take to work more closely and collaboratively with SOM to achieve our
mission of building connections within the alumni community
and being a voice for alumni.
to AllianceBernstein Gives Students a Good Look at Investment Management
Thirty SOM students spent a full day at AllianceBernstein on October 13, 2006,
obtaining an inside look at the firm, investment planning, managing portfolios,
and other aspects of what’s involved in a career as an investment management
professional. The visit was hosted and coordinated by Ranji Nagaswami ’86,
Rich Evans ’91, and Farrukh Zafar ’98.
Impact Club Co-sponsors 2nd Annual Philanthropy Conference
More than 100 students and distinguished professionals from the philanthropic
and nonprofit communities, including SOM alumni,
took part in the second annual Future of Philanthropy Conference.
Mary Ellen Iskenderian '86 gave the keynote address. Alumni are welcome
to attend these conferences — a great opportunity to network. Upcoming
conferences include: Private Equity, Education
Leadership, and Healthcare
Does Leadership Mean to You?
For some, leadership is only about personal benefit—acquiring
power, influence, wealth, recognition. At Yale SOM, we know leadership
is about something more.
us what leadership means to you. Read
what leadership means to others.
Magazines Do SOM Graduates Read?
We included a survey in the last edition of the Alumni Newsletter,
intended to measure alumni attitudes about an alumni magazine. 165
alumni responded to the survey, and your ideas and insights are a great
help to us as we strive to develop the new magazine.