Christina Wallace (Harvard MBA) Speaker Broadcast with NSLS

by National Society of Leadership & Success

Screening Business & Entrepreneurship Career Everyone

Wed, Nov 29, 2023

6 PM – 7:30 PM CST (GMT-6)

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The Loft | 2nd Floor, Student Center 754 S. Wabash Ave

754 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago , IL 60605, United States

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Do you know the secret to work-life balance? Want to turn the things you love into a career? Harvard professor, entrepreneur, and author Christina Wallace answers these questions and explains why you should abandon the “cult of ambition” to design a fulfilling life. We will watch a livestream of her past address to the NSLS.


The Loft | 2nd Floor, Student Center 754 S. Wabash Ave

754 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago , IL 60605, United States


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Christina Wallace

Author, Speaker, Professor, Investor


A self-described “human Venn diagram” Christina Wallace has crafted a career at the intersection of business, technology, and the arts. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School where she is co-course head for The Entrepreneurial Manager, teaches Launching Tech Ventures, and leads the MBA Startup Bootcamp immersion program. Her latest book, The Portfolio Life, was published by Hachette in 2023. 

Previously, Christina was vice president of growth at Bionic, an innovation consulting firm that builds startups inside large enterprises. Prior to joining Bionic, Christina founded BridgeUp: STEM, an edtech startup inside the American Museum of Natural History, was the founding director of Startup Institute New York, and the co-founder and CEO of venture-backed fashion company Quincy Apparel. She was also, very briefly, a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and began her career at the Metropolitan Opera. 

Christina holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and theater studies from Emory University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is an active angel investor in early-stage tech startups as well as commercial theater productions on Broadway. She regularly speaks, writes, and consults on a wide range of topics, ranging from failure and resilience to corporate innovation, from K12 computer science education to her viral TED talk detailing her successful approach to hacking online dating. Mashable called her one of “44 Female Founders to Know” and Refinery29 named her one of the "Most Powerful Women in NYC Tech." She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, Quartz, Elle, and Marie Claire among others.

Christina is the co-author of New To Big: How Companies Can Create Like Entrepreneurs, Invest Like VCs, and Install a Permanent Operating System for Growth (April 2019, Penguin Random House). She also hosted The Limit Does Not Exist, an iHeartRadio podcast about portfolio careers that published 125 episodes over three seasons, garnering over 2 million downloads. 

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