Wharton Stories: Diversity

“Natives at Penn is a very genuine and welcoming community. It is a small, tight knit group; and there, I felt comfortable enough to be vulnerable.” – Lauren McDonald

Two Native American Undergraduates Thrive at Wharton and in Business Education

The 1Gen Club was founded by two friends who wanted to grow community, allyship, advocacy, and mentorship opportunities for first-gen, limited-income students at Wharton.

Building a Community for First-Generation, Low-Income Students

“The members of my learning team came into Orientation Week as strangers to one another and left as a family… I left orientation feeling lucky that I get to embark on this journey with the support of my team and the class overall.” -Naquan Ishman, WG’24

An Inside Look at the Wharton MBA Program for Executives’ Orientation Week

Founded by two professors and Wharton alumni, The Tenure Project is on a mission to help more underrepresented junior business faculty receive tenure across the country.

Closing the Tenure Gap for Business Faculty of Color

“Once you step out of your comfort zone and get to know other people from different backgrounds, different countries, different professional orientations, it’s a very welcoming community [at Wharton]. It’s a very safe space where you can speak about your culture, and people want to listen.” — Oscar Leandro, WG’23

Hispanic Heritage Month at Wharton: WHALASA Welcomes Latino Students to Campus

“When you go through [mental health struggles], you go to dark places where it feels like it’s only you. But only in those times do you really find out who you are, what you stand for, what’s important to you. And from that, you’re built back up and you understand yourself better.” – Brandon Brooks

From Super Bowl Champion to Championing Mental Health: Brandon Brooks at Wharton

“In recent years, our students have challenged us to do more to prepare them for the new realities of leadership, which involve creating and sustaining diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations.” – Stephanie Creary, Associate Professor of Management

Wharton Welcomes Two New Majors and Concentrations: DEI and ESGB

Students share their perspectives on what it’s like to be Hispanic in The Wharton MBA Program for Executives.

Four Hispanic Student Perspectives At Wharton: The Journey To An MBA

The ESG Initiative’s Head of Research Maoz (Michael) Brown and Prof. Katherine Klein discuss their findings on the surprising trade-offs of “gender centrality” in investing.

Research Spotlight: When Gender Is Central

Archana Patel, WG’24, Sruthi Mylavarapu, WG’24, Cynthia Obiozor, WG’24, and Shilpi Mittal, WG’24, received scholarships for their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Wharton Women: Meet This Year’s Forté Scholarship Recipients