In today’s world, the acceleration of megatrends - increasing longevity and the explosion of technology, among many others - is transforming life as we know it.

The Penn Club of New York invites the Wharton Club of New York to a special event with leading sociologist and business economist Mauro F. Guillén who explains that a new post generational workforce known as “perennials” - individuals who are not pitted against each other either by their age or experience - will level the playing field so everyone has a chance at living a rewarding life. He argues that outmoded terms like Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z have long been used to pigeonhole us into rigid categories and life stages that artificially prevent people from reaching their full potential. Join us as Guillén reveals how this generational revolution will impact young people just entering the workforce as well as those who are living and working longer.

About the Speaker:
Mauro F. Guillén is Vice Dean, MBA for Executives, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Wurster Professor of Multinational Management and Sociology. He received a PhD in sociology from Yale University and a Doctorate in Political Economy and Business Management from the University of Oviedo in his native Spain. He is the former Dean of Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. He is a trustee of the Royal Foundation of Spain, known as the Fundación Princesa de Asturias, a member of the advisory board of the Escuela de Finanzas Aplicadas (Grupo Analistas),a board member of CUNEF Universidad, serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global panel of experts, and an Honorary Vice Consul of Spain in Philadelphia. He has won the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Award. He is an Elected Fellow of the Sociological Research Association and of the Macro Organizational Behavior Society, a former Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellow and a Member in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2005 he won the IV Fundación Banco Herrero Prize, awarded annually to the best Spanish social scientist under the age of 40. He has delivered the Clarendon Lectures at Oxford University, the Otto Krause Memorial Lecture at the University of Johannesburg, and the Laurent Picard Distinguished Lecture at McGillUniversity. His current research deals with the internationalization of the firm, and with the impact of globalization on patterns of organization and on the diffusion of innovations and crises. He is the bestselling author of 2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything. His latest book, The Perennials: The Megatrends Creating a Postgenerational Society was published in August 2023. He was a member of the University of Oviedo team that won the Spain National Basketball University Championship in 1987.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
6:00 PM ET - 6:30 PM ET - Wine and cheese reception
6:30 PM ET - 7:15 PM ET - Program Begins
7:15 PM ET - 7:30 PM ET - Q&A Session
7:30 PM ET - 8:00 PM ET - Program Ends and Networking

Midtown location (Note: Address will be sent via email to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile. Please review your profile to confirm that the email address listed is correct.)

WCNY Supporting Members - $20 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Gold & Benefactor Members - $0

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Registration is subject to availability and will close on Tuesday, May 21st at 5:00pm.

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