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Alumni Impact Story: Lauren Cochran, WG’09

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It was 2007, in Botswana, when Lauren Cochran had the epiphany that changed her life. She was working on the ground with William J. Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative to help Sub-Saharan African nations fill the gaps in the diagnosis, care andRead More

March 27, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Impact Stories

Summer of Impact: Internship and Funding Opportunities

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The summer internship is a crucial part of the business school experience. Spring break may be in the recent past, but have you secured your summer plans yet? Here’s how to apply for funding or an internship position. For undergraduate, graduate andRead More

March 24, 2015   |   Posted in: General News, Students, WSII News & Thoughts

Alumni Perspective: Empowering Children through Music and Entrepreneurship

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After earning his bachelor’s degree in business at The Wharton School Jarred Geller, W’13, went on to Teach for America (TFA). Now he’s combining his business background with creative teaching methods — and a little bit of punk rock attitude —Read More

March 20, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Alumni Perspective

Social Impact Round Up: Week of March 23

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Each month, Wharton Social Impact Initiative brings you an update on student activities, events and opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania. These lectures, info sessions, and conferences are just a sampling of the broad range of social impact opportunities available as partRead More

March 19, 2015   |   Posted in: Events, General News, Social Impact Round-Up

Capital for Social Impact Series in London

The Capital for Social Impact Series will take place at the RSA House, in London, England on April 1, 2015.

We’re headed across the pond: join the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for a discussion on impact investing trends, innovations, and strategies in London on April 1, 2015. At our latest event in the Capital for Social Impact Series, Senior Director ofRead More

March 2, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Events, General News

Student Perspective: 3 Key Lessons for Social Entrepreneurs

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First year MBA candidate Justine Lai shares key takeaways from her experience during the Wharton Social Impact Fellowship in the fall semester. Lai worked with social entrepreneurship accelerator FastFWD, a program launched by WSII, GoodCompany Ventures, and the City of Philadelphia. It’sRead More

February 27, 2015   |   Posted in: General News, Student Perspective, Students

Exploring the Next Iteration of Social Entrepreneurship

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In the fall, we welcomed  social impact strategist Diana Ayton-Shenker as the first Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence at Wharton. Named one of “25 Dynamic Women Changing the World” by Good Business New York, Ayton-Shenker is a leader in social impact, strategic philanthropy,Read More

February 19, 2015   |   Posted in: General News

Four Stories for Investing in Women & Girls

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Sandi Hunt, Senior Manager of Social Impact at WSII, shares four articles demonstrating why gender lens investing is vital to transforming the lives of women and girls. When one thinks about “investing in women and girls,” the image that comes toRead More

February 18, 2015   |   Posted in: General News

Impact Investing with a Gender Lens: Lunch with the Criterion Institute

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Join us for the first in a collaborative speaker series between Wharton Women in Business and Wharton Social Impact Initiative. Many believe that investing in women and girls is the most effective way to address poverty –- after all, a womenRead More

February 17, 2015   |   Posted in: General News

Social Impact Round Up: Week of February 10

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Each month, Wharton Social Impact Initiative brings you an update on student activities, events and opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania. These lectures, info sessions, and conferences are just a sampling of the broad range of social impact opportunities available as partRead More

February 10, 2015   |   Posted in: Events, General News, Social Impact Round-Up
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