Penn Alumna Simi Shah Featured in Inspirational Women Series

Penn alumna Simi Wilhelm Shah, GEd’04, was featured as part of the Inspirational Women Series, an interview series with women across the world who are dedicated to effecting positive change in the lives of women and girls worldwide. In the discussion, she shares her perspective as an investor with a passion forRead More

Advancing the Field: Gender Lens Investing News on International Women’s Day

There are countless reasons to believe that bringing women fully into the global economy is the right thing to do. Today, on International Women’s Day, Wharton Social Impact Initiative highlights the work we are doing to understand how advancing an inclusive economy is also the smart thing to do. BecauseRead More

Wharton Alumni Launch New Social Impact Affinity Club

As philanthropists, board members, and employees, Wharton alumni have long been using their Wharton training to address pressing social and environmental problems. In recent years, a growing number of our alumni have also become involved with impact investing, social entrepreneurship, corporate sustainability, and other emerging areas of social innovation. WhartonRead More

Investing in Women Impact Stories: DreamIt Ventures’ Karen Griffith Gryga

WSII’s Investing in Women program presents a series of interviews to introduce thought leaders and create a conversation around a more gender informed economy. We have selected individuals from across the impact spectrum—multinational companies, impact investors, social entrepreneurs, and more—to share their candid thoughts on trends, missteps, best practices, andRead More

VIDEO: Alumni-founded Common Market partners with Philly’s anchor institutions

Of the 10 largest cities in the country, Philadelphia has the highest rate of obesity, heart disease, diabetes. Those problems have “their roots in lifestyle, particularly around access to healthy food.” So begins a new video from Common Market, the mission-driven food distributor founded by Wharton grads Haile Johnston (W’95) andRead More

Four Social Impact Events to Watch

Welcome back from spring break, Wharton! Here’s a look ahead at the four social impact events hosted by Wharton Social Impact Initiative over the next month. We’ve invited these experts to campus to enrich and inspire social impact discussion among students, faculty, and alumni; look forward to small group lunches, one-on-one meetings, workshops,Read More