Welcome to the website for Wharton Women in Business, a student-led organization within the full-time MBA program at the Wharton school that includes over 800 current female students and partners. This year, WWIB is proudly focusing our programming around three pillars: connection, cultivation, and collaboration with the community around us.
WWIB connects a diverse and talented student body of female business leaders with our extensive, powerful alumnae network globally. WWIB also engages a community of leaders locally to foster a network of mutually enriching relationships. Our executive board, made up of 35 first and second year MBA students, creates a robust range of programming that incorporates our community — students, faculty, alumnae, and prospective students alike — throughout the year. From exclusive networking opportunities to leadership development workshops to health and wellness programming, WWIB aims to foster personal and professional success for all Wharton women.
WWIB cultivates and celebrates female leaders, both in the business world and beyond. We host female executives and influencers in the fields of technology, finance, non-profit, retail, consulting, fashion, and entrepreneurship who interact with students in intimate settings and speak candidly about the challenges and opportunities of being a woman in business. These figures inspire WWIB members to carve their own paths in business school and in their careers beyond Wharton. We work to inspire strong women to be authentic, effective leaders.
WWIB collaborates across student groups by promoting diversity initiatives and fostering dialogue across campus. We create spaces for constructive conversations, even when those conversations aren’t easy conversations to have. To that end, we have a fantastic organization of Wharton men who partner with us −the 22s− whose name is inspired by the current wage gap that exists between men and women in the United States. We also work closely Return on Equality, an organization whose mission is to nurture appreciation of, and advocacy for, inclusive practices across lines of difference. We aim to exchange knowledge so that we learn from and with each other throughout the year.
Wharton boasts one of the highest percentages of women among top business schools and WWIB aims to build strong ties across the community of women and to provide them with resources to further their personal and professional goals. We hope you will engage with us as we make strides this year. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our goals and ways you can get involved. We welcome your questions and suggestions.
Christine Casey, Sharon Skinner, Maggie Diehl