The key objectives of the Fellowship are to:
- Convene accomplished leaders in finance who will advance the industry to serve "at its very best" as Fellows.
- Engage Fellows in a thought-provoking journey of personal exploration—to stretch themselves further.
- Encourage Fellows to reflect on the historical importance of finance in well-functioning societies and current challenges in the sector—and commit themselves to playing an active role in shaping its future.
Finance Leaders Fellowship News
Managing Director Jennifer Simpson discussed the Finance Leaders Fellowship in depth with Wharton's Dollars and Change radio show in November. Covering topics from what makes the ideal Fellowship class to desired outcomes of the program, Jennifer offers insight into the Fellowship experience.
This segment originally aired on Sirius XM Channel 111, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School.
Becoming a Fellow
Nomination InformationIdeal candidates are business professionals working in the broad finance ecosystem, from savers and users, to intermediates and stewards of capital. Learn more about becoming a candidate.
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About the Finance Leaders Fellowship
Conceived by Henry Crown Fellow Ranji Nagaswami, the program was initially developed in concept by the Aspen Institute's Business & Society Program and is now the newest Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Jennifer Simpson, Managing Director
Jennifer Simpson is the managing director of the Finance Leaders Fellowship. She has worked in the finance field most of her career, including private equity and debt investing at The Gladstone Companies, leadership roles in leveraged lending and credit at National City Bank and debt arrangement at Morgenthaler Partners. Most recently she was the EVP of Finance and Operations at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Jennifer began her career as a platoon leader in the U.S. Army’s Medical Service Corp and earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, financing it with a four-year Army ROTC scholarship. Her MBA is from Case Western Reserve University.
Tayo Fatokimi, Program Coordinator
Tayo Fatokimi is the program coordinator for the Finance Leaders Fellowship. Tayo began her career with J.P. Morgan in systems project management, servicing their corporate investment bank. She then traveled through 11 countries across Central America, Southern Asia, and Southern Africa with Adventures in Missions supporting various non-profit organizations. At Adventures she developed a new program designed to provide quality training for participants in specialized fields and served as international finance coordinator prior to that. Tayo holds a bachelor’s degree in both accounting and information systems from the University of Maryland, College Park.
For more information about the Fellowship, contact Tayo Fatokimi.