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.

To our WAFFA Community 

Black Lives Matter. At WAFFA, we’re dedicated to increasing the success of women in entrepreneurship — and support for the black founders and funders is an inextricable part of our mission.

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WAFFA SHOPPING LIVESTREAM – BUY & SUPPORT FEMALE-FOUNDED BRANDS — August 20, 2020
Join WAFFA and the greater Penn/Wharton community to support and buy from Wharton female-founded brands. Want to support Wharton alumni-founded businesses but don't know how?  Tune in with WAFFA and the broader Penn/Wharton community for an exciting livestream shopping event …
Unapologetically Shellye: A Candid Discussion on Advancing Your Career – September 9, 2020
Join WAFFA for a discussion with Shellye Archambeau, a #WhartonWoman and one of tech’s first Black female CEOs, on her new book Unapologetically Ambitious. Growing up, Shellye faced more hurdles than most as she managed her personal and …

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