Wharton Stories: Women

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

Here’s how Alana Hewitt, WG’19, uses Wharton’s curriculum and Scale School to benefit intrapreneurship at Amazon, which she calls “a company of 1,000 startups.”

How This EMBA Student Is Bringing Wharton Insights Back to Amazon

As gender differences in negotiation strategies narrow, Wharton Prof. Peter Cappelli advises women to rely on data to combat bias and persuasion to maintain strong business relationships.

Wharton Prof. Peter Cappelli on the Best Negotiations Strategies for Women Now

Tech manager and recent alumna Madhuri Alahari, WG’18, shares advice on surviving and thriving during the two-year program.

New Grad on How to Have a Successful Experience in Wharton’s EMBA Program

Prof. Nancy Rothbard and doctoral candidate Julianna Pillemer discuss their research collaboration on potential conflicts between workplace friendships and organizational goals.

Managing the Dark Side of Workplace Friendships

For women in the U.S. who want a better skincare routine, aavrani is a luxury skincare company inspired by India’s ancient beauty rituals.

aavrani: Luxury Skincare Inspired by Indian Beauty Rituals

An accomplished mountaineer who has reached the North Pole, the South Pole, and all of the Seven Summits, Lei Wang, WG’03, spoke to a packed audience at Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing about how to reach your highest potential.

How a Wharton Expedition Inspired This MBA Alumna to Complete the 7+2 Adventure Grand Slam

Return on Equality Week is now One Wharton Week. Both a celebration and an examination of diversity at Wharton, the event will build community and dialogue with lectures, workshops, panels, and cultural events for MBA students from February 12 to 15.

How One Wharton Week Celebrates Diversity and Opens Dialogue

From playing rugby to landing an internship at LinkedIn and writing two children’s books, Emma Lonsdale used the resources of the university to maximize her time at Wharton.

How a Consultant Used Her Time at Wharton to Explore Personal and Career Interests