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

Gender Lens Investing Interview: Kim Kastorff on Women Entrepreneurs in Latin America

This piece was originally published on WomenEffect.com, an independent knowledge hub about gender lens investing. Women Effect’s content is now part of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative. Read more about the transition here. In her weekly interview series, Women Effect managing director Simi Shah takes us to Bogotá, Colombia toRead More

Building a Funding Runway for African American Entrepreneurs

This piece was originally published on WomenEffect.com, an independent knowledge hub about gender lens investing. Women Effect’s content is now part of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative. Read more about the transition here. Founder and CEO of The Runway Project, Jessica Norwood discusses the use of capital to transform communities inRead More