Executive Speaker Series

Steven Silverstein (WG85)

October 7 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Open to all Penn undergraduate and graduate students.

New  Wharton Baker WisePlum Consumer Loyalty Study:

The New Reality: Understanding the Retail Consumer Experience During a Pandemic

Jay H. Baker Retailing Center Mission

Cultivating Global Retail Knowledge and Talent

Inspiring  Retail Innovation

Creating  Interdisciplinary Industry Research

Advisory Board

Jay H. Baker (W’56)

Chairman, Jay H. Baker Retailing Center Advisory Board

Laura Alber (C’90)

Chief Executive Officer, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Mohammed Alshaya

Mohammed Alshaya (WG’84)

Chief Executive Officer, M.H. Alshaya Company

Director’s Council

Neil Blumenthal (WG’10)

Warby Parker

dave gilboa

Dave Gilboa

Warby Parker

Katia Beauchamp

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Birchbox

West Coast Board

Joey Zwillinger (WG’10)

Co-Founder, Allbirds

Yael Aflalo

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Reformation


Carlos Alberini

Chief Executive Officer, GUESS

​Conferences & Roundtables

The Baker Retailing Center organizes impact conferences to initiate a dialogue between academics and retail executives on current research topics to generate new insight benefitting the retail industry.

Student Success Stories

  • Tanya Syngle

    Tanya Syngle

    The Ideathon was not about the presentation, but more so about the process of learning in the last 24 hours.

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  • Walter Little

    Walter Little

    The Baker Retailing Center has created a community of Retail-oriented students, faculty, and staff that I can reach out to about both professional and personal topics.

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  • Mitchell Harris

    Mitchell Harris

    Through talks facilitated by Baker events, I have been able to gain a better understanding of the complexity of the space so that I can hone in on areas of interest and impact in both my coursework and career.

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Upcoming events

The Baker Retailing Center organizes events to educate students and connect leaders in the retail industry.

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