Wharton Stories: Diversity

“By fostering a culture of inclusivity and understanding, we can attract more talented prospective students with disabilities to Wharton and have them to believe they can make a meaningful impact in their careers beyond Wharton.” – Sheila Xu, WG’24

How Wharton’s Disability Empowerment and Action League (DEAL) Transforms Campus

In the wake of the SCOTUS ruling on Affirmative Action, Xavier Shankle, W’24, told the White House they needed to do something, and they did.

The Advocate: An Undergrad Fosters Educational Equity

The student club Wharton Women seeks to foster a community of support and collaboration and create a comfortable space for female-identifying students.

Wharton Women: “Girls Supporting Girls”

“Having all these people together, sharing the same mindset, and the chance to talk with them is an opportunity you wouldn’t simply find by attending school, going to classes and participating in club meetings.” – Aashika Vishwanath, CIS’26

Data Drives Humanity at Wharton & Penn Engineering’s Women in Data Science Conference

“Keep sacred space for family connection… that’s really important for anyone who’s going to pursue business with their family,” Hannah Diop, WG’09.

How a Wharton Family is Disrupting the Beauty Industry

Founded in 1975, Black Wharton Undergraduate Association is an undergraduate student club at Wharton with more than 150 active members from all four class years and Penn’s four undergraduate schools.

Black Wharton: Empowering Excellence at Penn

“We are building courses to inspire, to raise awareness that the finance industry is one that anyone can navigate with the right exposure, the correct skill sets. That’s why AltFinance is great for Wharton, and vice versa for our HBCU participants.” – Dr. Burcu Esmer, Academic Director of the AltFinance Institute and Senior Lecturer of Finance at Wharton

Dollars and Sense: How Wharton and AltFinance Carve New Opportunity

“I applied to Wharton as an international student, so I understand that it’s always more helpful talking to someone that’s been in your shoes. I think having this programming is a great way for prospective students from Africa or of African descent to engage with other Africans at Wharton and ask specific questions about our MBA experience.” — Aramide Akinkugbe, WG24

Celebrating 30 Years of the Wharton Africa Business Forum

“It’s important that we benefit from the wells that were dug by those before us.” – Professor Kenneth Shrophire, Wharton CEO Faculty Director

Wharton’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Conference is 50 Years Strong

“I thought it would be a summer internship with a project, but then I realized this is big. We’re making a difference…you’re never too young to make an impact.” — Nancy Li, W’27.

Stevens Center Unveils App Made For Teens, By Teens