Wharton Stories: Alumni

Learn about student programs and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative in the 2021–22 academic year.

9 Ways Students Can Get Involved with Social Impact This Year

With a historic balance of women in the MBA Class of 2023, Wharton examines its path to this milestone and efforts to build on progress made in the classroom and the workforce.

The Future Can Be Female

Sabrina Chann, W’23, C’23, and Julie Xu, WG’22, discuss what they learned about sustainability after interning at rePurpose Global.

Sustainability and Impact: Wharton Students Reflect on an Environmental Startup Internship

Maya Burns, WG’20, and May Li, WG’21, share their experiences connecting students to organizations in need and helping local businesses since COVID-19 closed their doors.

How 1,200 MBA Students Helped Small Businesses Survive the Pandemic

Matt Christensen, WG’97, global head of sustainable and impact investing at Allianz Global Investors, offers students advice on topics ranging from impact metrics to intentionality.

Constructing an Impact Portfolio? Consider These Questions

Celebrating International Women’s Day: 2021

The 2021 New Venture Competition spotlighted a range of innovative student startups like Hairtelligence, co-founded by Isoken Igbinedion, WG’21.

Revolutionizing Hair Customization for Black Women

Ahmad Thomas, WG’18, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, recently announced the 25×25 Pledge.

How this Alumnus is Changing the Face of Leadership in Silicon Valley

“One of the things I love most about entertainment is when there’s a problem, you can figure it out, make something, or get around it.”

Media & Entertainment Industry Alums Share Creative Solutions to COVID Disruption

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