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

60 min break with WAFFA — March 27, 2020
Join us for 60 min for our first online event. Take a break from this madness and meet other incredible women and men at this casual yet intimate event.  Date: March 27thTime: 5:30PM PSTLocation: onlineCost: FREE TICKETS About …
Brand Strategy AMA with Superkin & Bartlett Brands — April 10, 2020
Join Superkin Co-founders Miriam Williams (C'04 WG'15) and Tara Elwell Henning and their award-winning agency, Bartlett Brands. Superkin founders, Tara Elwell Henning and Wharton grad Miriam Williams, share their recent rebrand journey and reveal their brand superpowers in …
Product-market fit with Andy Rachleff — May 5, 2020
Join WAFFA for a conversation with Andy Rachleff, co-founder and CEO of Wealthfront, co-founder of Benchmark Capital, and a Penn alumnus. How do you find product-market fit and how do you know when your company has found it? …

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