Wharton Stories: Entrepreneurship

Through a series of conversations on the Dollars and Change podcast, Vice Dean Katherine Klein explores the topics of racial equity in investing and diversity in the workplace with leaders in the field.

Diversity and Racial Equity in Investing: Conversations with Industry Leaders and Researchers

Lauren Pencek, WG’18, Michelle Chia, WG’18, Kelcy Walsh, WG’18, and Grace Uminga, WG’18, use their “Four of a Kind Podcast” as a platform to “empower women to start businesses and take bigger jobs.”

How these Four Classmates Created a Podcast to Support Women in Business

Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the Spring 2021 semester.

Students, Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester

Scientist, founder, and business strategist Zofia Wosinska, WG’14, seeks to inspire more women in science to get MBAs.

Wharton Alumna Shares Five Tips for Women Considering an EMBA Program

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

David Lawrence, WG’21, Divya Balaji Kamerkar, WG’21, and Alan Wang, WG’21 discuss their social ventures, and how the Jacobs Impact Entrepreneur Prize helped power their startups.

Launching Social Enterprises: How the Jacobs Prize Supported These Wharton MBAs

Raj Bharti, WG’15, is using his Wharton knowledge and network to grow his Seattle venture, Lastmile Leaders, a delivery service partner business with Amazon.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program is Helping this Alumnus Scale a Logistics Business with Amazon

“If she’s going to be on Zoom every day, she needs lots of outfits and she needs lots of jewelry that’s affordable. So we’ve seen that product shift.”

Rebecca Minkoff: Tailoring to Customers During a Pandemic

Matt Stephenson, WG’11, founded his nonprofit Code2College after many years of working in finance and education. He reflects on the current opportunities and challenges in the STEM field, and how the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Program impacted his career.

How This Bendheim Awardee Is Championing More Diversity in STEM

Veteran co-founders Chase Hobby, WG’20, and Evan Seale, WG’20, recall how their time in the armed services played a pivotal role in their desire to pursue entrepreneurship at Wharton.

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom