Wharton Stories: Diversity

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

“Lots of people don’t get these opportunities and I’m not going to waste mine, not for myself but for all those who don’t have these life-changing opportunities. I can have an impact or make a difference in someone’s life.”

From Jamaica to Wharton: How This Undergrad Seized Upon Every Opportunity in His Path

Helping to build Uber’s Middle Eastern office from the ground up gave Carl Madi, WG’17, a firsthand look at how a successful startup takes off. Wharton’s MBA Program allowed him to understand the business decisions behind it.

How Business School Allowed This MBA to See His Startup Experience Through a New Lens

Prof. Kerwin Charles from the University of Chicago joined Dean Geoffrey Garrett for a candid discussion about The Economics of Race in America, a Tarnopol Dean’s Lecture.

Three Takeaways on the Economics of Race in America

Wharton San Francisco student Kali Bhandari, WG’18, has found plenty of ways to advance her interest in social impact and to bond with her EMBA classmates.

How to Give Back to the Community and Make Connections in Wharton’s EMBA Program

EMBA student Camila Noordeloos, WG’18, talks about the highlights and the value of her experience taking a Global Modular Course on Finance in Europe in London.

3 Benefits You’ll Get from Taking a Global Modular Course at Wharton

“We only have a year left,” says Antonia Singleton, WG’18. “Either you’re going to grow the relationships you’ve made or you’re going to try get to know more people. I want to create a platform for people to do that — bring their own story.”

How Sharing Her Story Helped This Student Grow the Wharton Community and Herself

Impact Investing Exchange founder and Oslo Business for Peace honoree Durreen Shahnaz, WG’95, talks about her transition from corporate finance to impact investing and the need to create more access to economic opportunities for women in Asia.

How Durreen Shahnaz Created a Social Capital Market in Asia

“My commitment to diversity is driven by the opportunities that I have been given and the position that I currently have. I feel a great responsibility and obligation to lift as I climb.”

How This EMBA Alum’s Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Diversity Keep Him Connected

“Things work best at Wharton when they bubble up. A lecture from a professor in a core course, a group of students interested in pursuing the concept, an administrative response that was welcoming and interested, and resources from the School to help get it started — it’s very Wharton.”

Student-Led Wharton Commitment Project Takes a Personal Approach to the Concept of a Professional Oath