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Club Highlights: A Discussion of Jewish Business Ethics, a Look at the Chinese Electricity Industry, and a Ukrainian Rock Star

Each month we share highlights from the dozens of club events taking place across Yale SOM.

How to Achieve Business Success Facing a Changing Electricity Grid

Energy Club

The Energy Club hosted Scott Fisher ’98, director of Alternative Energy Services at NRG Energy, for a discussion on the energy industry and its historical relationship with government. 

Goldman Sachs’
Andi Phillips

Impact Investing: Innovations, Challenges, and Future Trends


Andi Phillips, a vice president in the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group and the head of the Goldman Sachs Impact Fund, on the role of private capital in driving social impact.

State Grid Corporation of China: Cutting-Edge Power Grid Technology and Global Strategy

Energy Club

Cheng Mengrong, former deputy general of the State Grid Corporation of China Department of International Cooperation, spoke about her 20 years’ experience in the Chinese power industry.

Yale World Fellow Gemma Mortensen

EuroSom Group
Yale World Fellow Gemma Mortensen

Gemma Mortensen, a Yale World Fellow, former executive director of Crisis Action, and soon-to-be chief global officer of, spoke at the invitation of the new EuroSOM group about coalition-building to address crises.

The XX Factor


Kristi Faulkner, president and cofounder of Womenkind, a creative agency targeting female consumers, on gender differences and marketing to women.

The Hockey Stick: How to Get Your Startup to its High-Growth Stage

Entrepreneurship Club

SeeClickFix cofounder and CEO Ben Berkowitz discussed his strategy for efficiently and effectively expanding his sales team. 

Yale World Fellow Slava Vakarchuk on the ‘European Idea’

EuroSOM Group
Slava Vakarchuk posed with SOM students

Slava Vakarchuk, a former member of Ukrainian Parliament and member of Ukraine’s biggest rock band, on how Ukraine can build “constitutional patriotism.”

More Club Events

Jewish Business Ethics

Host: Jewish Students Association
Speaker: Rabbi Josh Ratner

Art of Behavior: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera

Host: Women in Management
Speaker: Yale World Fellow Tania Bruguera, a political performance artist

Conversation with Global Healthcare Executives about Current Issues and Trends in Emerging Markets

Host: Health and Life Sciences Club
Speakers: Hemendra Sharma, sales director at Thermo Fisher Scientific; Vimal Narayanan, CEO of MedTrix Health Care; and Karthik Anantharaman, CMO of BPL Medical Technology

Power, Gender, & Professional Advancement

Host: Women in Management
Speaker: Alison Wood Brooks, assistant professor at Harvard Business School

Spanish Elections

Host: Business & Politics Club and EuroSOM
Speaker: Associate Dean David Bach and panel of Spanish students

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