Fireside Chat With Retail Leader Mina Fader


Get inspired this spring! Join us during the months of April and May for the GenHERation® Spring Fireside Chat Series to learn from female leaders, creators, and innovators. These virtual sessions will provide participants with meaningful ways to learn from accomplished experts, develop new skills, and prepare for future career opportunities. Participants will receive a link via email the morning of the scheduled event to join the discussion. Registration is open until 5 PM EST/2 PM PST the day of the session.

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Date: Monday, May 3, 2021

Time: 7-7:30 PM EST/4-4:30 PM PST

Guest: Retail Leader Mina Fader

About Mina Fader  

Mina Fader is the Managing Director of Wharton’s Baker Retailing Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Since joining the Center in 2017, Mina has been instrumental in enhancing its reputation as a global leader in retail knowledge and education. Under her leadership, Mina established the Directors’ Council, West Coast Board, and Innovator’s Circle to reflect today’s retail landscape accurately. The boards include direct-to-consumer and entrepreneurial retailers, as well as an increasing number of West Coast-based retailers. Mina has elevated programming for the Advisory Board, which represents traditional omnichannel retailers. She expanded student and alumni programming to over 85 events annually, including 50 C-level executive visits to Wharton’s Philadelphia and San Francisco campuses. Students also participate in global and domestic career treks to visit and learn about different types of retailers and visit with retail executives at their corporate headquarters. Mina has facilitated critical linkages between academicians and industry executives to uncover research opportunities with direct industry applications. Before joining the Center, she was Associate Vice President of the Facilities and Real Estate Services Division at the University of Pennsylvania. She also served as the CFO for several organizations, including INTECH Construction, Chestnut Hill Academy, and the Germantown Friends School. Mina received an SB in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.