This Week’s Student Club Speakers: Private Equity, Politics, and Social Enterprise

Every week, accomplished alumni and other leaders visit Edward P. Evans Hall at the invitation of student clubs, sharing career advice and insights into their industries. Here are a few of the speakers who visited the school during the week of May 8.

Monday, May 8

Matthew Burr, general partner at Matland Capital, a family office that specializes in alternative investments, spoke to students at Yale SOM in an event sponsored by the Private Equity & Venture Capital Club

Wednesday, May 10

The Business & Politics Club and Women in Management co-hosted a talk by Elizabeth Vale, who served as a senior advisor to Elizabeth Warren on her U.S. Senate campaign in 2012 and has maintained her advisory role since then. A senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Vale left her 20-year career on Wall Street in 2008 to establish the White House Business Council for President Obama. There, she managed the Dodd-Frank Act bill signing and worked with Warren to launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, later becoming its first director of external affairs.

Students who have participated in the Global Social Enterprise South Africa course this past semester shared their experiences working as consultants with social enterprises in Cape Town. The students worked in teams on enterprises including CiTi, Ikamva Youth, and YWaste. Social Impact Lab hosted this event.