Yale School of Management

This Week’s Student Club Speakers: Sotheby’s, A Film Screening, and Social Enterprises in South Africa

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 1.

Monday, May 1

Lisa Dennison, chairman, Sotheby’s North and South America, and former director of the Guggenheim Museum spoke to students about her career in the arts and international business development during an event sponsored by the Arts and Culture Club. Her talk was also part of Thomas Krens’ class, Cultural Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility.

The Women in Management Club and the Finance Club sponsored a screening at the Whitney Humanities Center of the film Equity, a female-driven narrative about Wall Street, starring Anna Gunn, Alysia Reiner, Sarah Megan Thomas, and James Purefoy. The screening was followed by a question-and-answer session with Barbara Byrne of Barclays Capital and actresses/producers Alysia Reiner, whose credits include Orange is the New Black and Sideways, and Sarah Megan Thomas, who has appeared in Backwards.

Wednesday, May 3

Yale SOM students who participated in the Global Social Enterprise-South Africa program this year spoke to their peers about their consulting engagements with social enterprises in Cape Town. The student teams worked with GW, Livity, and Praekelt. The event was hosted by the Social Impact Lab.