Yale SOM Exchange

Yale SOM Exchange is the Yale School of Management’s series of online conversations. This series provides alumni and the entire Yale SOM community with opportunities to keep learning about faculty research, current events, and career strategies. Below is a list and recordings of all past events. Please visit the alumni events page to view all upcoming webinars in this series.

All Exchange events are sponsored by the Offices of Alumni Relations, Career Development, and Communications. Questions/comments/or ideas about the series should be sent to yalesomalumni@yale.edu

Regenerative Finance: A Path to Economic Justice (June 2020)

Teresa Chahine

Investing in local communities can help address health equity, racial equity, and economic resiliency. A conversation about new ways for all investors to align their money with their values.

Leading through COVID (May 2020)

jim baron

Leaders in every industry are scrambling to achieve their goals while staying connected to employees and remaining economically viable. In this conversation, we talk with alumni working in healthcare, at nonprofits, and in the private sector about the managerial challenges they’ve faced—and the solutions they’ve found—during COVID-19. 

No Exit: What's the Future of Venture Capital (April 2020)

Olav Sorenson

For venture capital firms, especially those with a focus on early-stage companies, the paths to a successful exit are narrowing. Fewer startups go public, and those that do wait longer before their IPOs. In this live online discussion, Professor Olav Sorenson, an expert on the industry, talks with venture capitalists about the forces underlying these trends and what they mean for the future of entrepreneurial finance.

Other Past Events

  • Meet the Legal Cannabis Industry (March 2020) Watch Here [Featuring: Temi Ashiru ‘20, Mauricio Agudelo ‘14, and Tahira Rehmatullah ‘14]
  • How Digital Technology Can Empower Healthcare Consumers  (October 2019) Watch Here [Featuring: Greg Licholai, Sri Muthu ‘16, Robert Stavert ‘09, and Jen White ‘18]
  • Systems Entrepreneurship for Social Change (September 2019) Watch Here [Featuring:  Teresa Chahine, Donald Gips ‘89, and Barbara Hammond ‘89]
  • Launching Your Startup After Graduation (July 2019) Watch Here [Featuring: Tristan Botelho, Rochelle Alley ‘06,  John Bourne ‘10, and Denis Ring ‘84]
  • Do I Even Want Power? (April 2019) Watch Here [Featuring: Heidi Brooks]
  • The Power and Joy of Connecting across Generations (February 2019) Watch Here [Featuring: Marc Freedman ‘84]
  • Can Personal Values Survive a Politically Extreme Era? (May 2018) Watch Here [Featuring: David Bach, Cristina Rodriguez, and Michael J. Warren]
  • [Careers Webinar] The Power of Your Network! (May 2018) Watch Here [Featuring: Marissa King]
  • How Does an Idea Become a Startup? (February 2018) Watch Here [Featuring: Jennifer McFadden ‘08 and Brad Hargreaves YC ‘08]
  • A Conversation with Vivek H. Murthy ’03 MBA/MD, 19th Surgeon General of the United States (January 2018) Watch Here [Featuring: Vivek Murthy ‘03 MBA/MD and Marissa King]
  • Can Technology Make Us Happy? (October 2017) Watch Here [Featuring: Amy Blankson ‘06]
  • Will Big Data Change the World? (June 2017) Watch Here  [Featuring: Nicholas Christakis, Meagen Eisenberg ’04, and Harlan Krumholz, MD]
  • How Do Mayors Get Things Done? (June 2016) Watch Here [Featuring: Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Richard Berry, Byron Brown, and Madeline Rogero]
  • What Keeps the Poor from Adopting New Technology (March 2016) Watch Here [Featuring: Mushfiq Mobarak, Brian Lobue ‘08, Lindsey Stradley YC ‘03, and Andrew Youn YC ‘00]
  • What’s Next for the Eurozone? (December 2015) Watch Here [Featuring: Andrew Metrick, Kyriacos Sabatakakis ‘86 YC, Mary Tanner, and Stavros Thomadakis ‘68 YC]
  • How Do You Encourage Innovation? (October 2015) Watch Here [Featuring: Florian Ederer, Ashley Goldsmith, Robert Mulroy ‘91, and Phil Ventimiglia ‘96]