Accelerating the success of female founders and funders

TODAY

13% of Penn Wharton founders are women and they raise 6% of the venture capital.

WITHIN 5 YEARS

Our goal is that 20+% of Penn Wharton founders are women and they raise 20+% of the venture capital.

THE FACT IS

Women-led businesses have been largely overlooked by the investment community.

2.2%

of US Venture Capital Invested in Women-led Startups

6%

of capital going to women Penn Wharton founders despite the fact that they represent 13%

We believe in a powerful Wharton network that lifts women up and helps them succeed.
We believe in a world where any Wharton woman can start, grow and fund a wildly successful business.
We believe in a “yes bias” for Wharton women, where fellow alums take the call, make the intro, and if they say “no,” they explain why.

Online Events

Do what matters with Kobi Yamada — June 6, 2020
Join WAFFA for this incredible parent/kid event with the New York Times best-selling author Kobi Yamada. Kobi is the author of many inspirational books such as What to do with an idea? and What to do with a …
Voice of an Angel: A candid conversation about early-stage investing — June 10, 2020
COVID is having a profound impact on the fundraising landscape. Join Carol Curley for a conversation on the future of early-stage investing! COVID-19 is having a profound impact on the fundraising landscape for startup founders. Fundraising is a …
Startups and product management with Ha Nguyen, Partner at Spero Ventures — June 11, 2020
Join WAFFA for a conversation with Ha Nguyen, Partner at Spero, Board VP of Women In Product, former PM, and Wharton grad. We will discuss what frameworks founders should learn from product management and ask Ha to share …
The Art of Angel Investing with Angela Lee (37Angels) — June 25, 2020
Angela Lee, founder of 37 Angels, joins WAFFA for a discussion on the Art of Angel Investing. About this Event Angela Lee, founder of 37 Angels, joins WAFFA for a primer on the Art of Angel Investing. She will …
New Startup Mindset with Sandra Shpilberg — July 16, 2020
Join WAFFA for a conversation with Sandra Shpilberg Founder and CEO of Seeker Health, Wharton alumnae, and author of New Startup Mindset. She will share how she started, built, and excited her digital health startup, all while not …

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