Wharton Stories: Social Impact

Derek Zhao, WG’20, shares the steps he took to represent WIVA, a Wharton Social Impact WISE Fellowship that mirrors typical investment fund activities, in a last minute meeting with an entrepreneur.

How I Prepared for a CEO Meeting in Less Than 14 Hours

Only 1% of venture capital funds go to women of color each year. As a WISE Fellow, Chanelle Lansley, WG’19, is working to change that statistic for the better.

How This MBA Explored Blockchain to Drive Funds to Entrepreneurial Women of Color

Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the spring 2019 semester.

6 Ways to Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester

Sam Brown, WG’20, is a WISE Fellow under Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA). She shares her top three takeaways about impact investing as a result of her experience.

3 Impact Investing Lessons from the WIVA Project

All Penn and Wharton undergrads and grads can apply for the sought-after WISE Fellowship, a paid experiential learning opportunity in social impact consulting or research.

How to Gain Real-World Social Impact Experience While You’re Still a Student

First-year MBA student Ankit Girdhar, WG’20, reflects on his WISE Fellowship. As he learns, sometimes matching supply and demand isn’t as easy as one might think.

How a Nonprofit Can Become a “Boundary Spanner” to Help Alleviate Poverty in Philadelphia

If you’re a first-year MBA student at Wharton and you’re launching or leading a social venture, learn how the Jacobs Impact Entrepreneur Prize can help power your startup.

Two Crucial Things Student Social Entrepreneurs Need — and How to Get Them

Turner Social Impact Society member Michael Wong, W’19, co-founded InstaHub as a cost-effective solution to combat electricity waste from building lights. He reflects on the opportunities and challenges of building a social enterprise in college.

How This Undergrad is Tackling Energy Waste with His Social Enterprise

Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas joins Dollars and Change on SiriusXM’s Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School to discuss his new book, “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.”

Podcast: Anand Giridharadas and “The Elite Charade of Changing the World”

Diversity experts from Deloitte, the NBA, and Jones Day joined Prof. Stephanie Creary to discuss how innovative organizations are evolving in response to movements like #MeToo and #TakeAKnee.

How Business Leaders Build Inclusive Workplaces in an Era of Discord