Wharton Stories: Social Impact

Jennifer Savoie, Senior Associate Director in Wharton MBA Career Management, gives advice and insights into how jobseekers can build meaningful, dynamic social impact careers.

Careers in Social Impact and Business: Insights from MBA Career Management

Last semester, four undergraduate Wharton Social Impact Initiative Fellows dove into WIRED, a first-of-its-kind impact investing database.

Social Impact Fellows Examine the Ins and Outs of Impact Investing

Alumna social entrepreneur Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne is changing the market for women entrepreneurs of color.

How This Alumna Is Driving $1 Billion to Women of Color Tech Entrepreneurs

After founding her own birth control startup, Natasha Doherty, W’18, joined medical professionals and top academics for a review of leading research in women’s sexual and reproductive health.

A Social Entrepreneur’s Inside Look at the Contraceptive Technology Conference

Members of the Turner Social Impact Society, an undergraduate club, met with impact investors, corporations, and foundations to learn about business and social impact.

Undergrads “Trek” for Business and Social Impact Through Turner Social Impact Society

Michael Wong, W’19, co-founder and CEO of Hult Prize Ivy winner InstaHub, talks about learning from setbacks and the future of a simple device that saves energy one light switch at a time.

How This Wharton/Penn Team Rebounded From a Loss to Win a Social Enterprise Competition

Christian Butts, W’18, explains how he balanced his interests inside and outside the classroom with a variety of work experiences and research opportunities at Penn.

Do What You Enjoy: Recent Wharton Graduate Shares What Kept Him Grounded

The Wharton Social Impact Initiative announces the 2018 recipients of the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service.

Meet the 2018 Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Recipients

“We’re just so grateful to Penn for allowing us to have this opportunity. It’s amazing that they offer students the ability to positively impact the community on such a large level, and really pursue their dreams.”

Three Wharton Seniors Win the 2018 President’s Engagement Prize for Their Furniture Nonprofit

WSII Fellow, Jonathan Wood, shares four lessons for urban planners based on his research with Wharton Statistics professors.

How to Use Big Data to Make Cities Safer