Wharton Stories: Social Impact

While there are many student consulting groups and various feminist organizations on Penn’s campus, Becca Bean, C’21, W’21, and Sarina Divan, W’21, saw a gap in the intersection between the two and started a club to fill it.

Wharton Sophomores’ New Gender Balance Consulting Club Is the First of Its Kind

Integrating business knowledge with a liberal arts mindset is helping Dan Ping He, WG’19, towards her goal of enhancing community development through real estate.

This Real Estate MBA Wants to Create Better Affordable Housing

Katherine Klein (Wharton Social Impact Vice Dean), Shoshana Schwartz (Wharton doctoral student), and Sandi M. Hunt (Wharton Social Impact Senior Director) tackle the deceptively simple question, “What makes companies good employers for women?”, in a way that has not been done before.

New Wharton Research Defines What Makes Companies Good Employers for Women

Forthcoming gender lens investing report by Wharton Social Impact’s Sandi Hunt and Sherryl Kuhlman and gender lens investing expert and alumna Suzanne Biegel, W’84, shows key findings on the current state of the field.

7 Takeaways from Project Sage 2.0, the Global Scan of Gender Lens Private Equity, VC, and Private Debt Funds

Warby Parker co-CEO and co-founder Neil Blumenthal, WG’10, returned to Wharton Pre-Term for a conversation with Prof. Stephanie Creary about how to build diversity and inclusion.

How Warby Parker Builds an Inclusive Workforce: Takeaways from Wharton MBA Pre-Term

An eye-opening internship in Bangalore took Stephanie Wu, W’20, through the history of women’s roles in Indian society, and to the forefront of how those roles are changing today.

What This Undergrad Learned During an Internship Empowering Women Supervisors in a Bangalore Garment Factory

Learn about student programming with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, with opportunities in impact investing, consulting, social entrepreneurship, research, community building, and more.

Welcome Back to Campus: 6 Social Impact Programs for Students

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