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Women in Private Equity & Venture Capital Initiative


The Wharton Women in PE & VC Initiative:
The Wharton Women in PE & VC Initiative is designed to connect a uniquely powerful group of Wharton and UPenn alumnae investing private equity and venture capital by creating a confidential peer environment to encourage open discussion, guidance, networking and best practice sharing. 

We believe that by helping senior PE & VC alumnae achieve greater success as investors today we can pave the way for future alumnae to be better prepared and represented at all levels of PE & VC investing.

Critical Elements of the Network:
•    Empower, not critique, other women.
•    Include women, do not exclude men.
•    Ensure confidentiality and create trust / intimacy
•    Facilitate exchange of ideas across generations
•    Bring one need and give one lead to the group in the spirit of supporting one another.
Founding Committee Members
Kathryn (Katie) Stokel 
Abbott Capital

Leslie Golden 
(W’89, WG’96) 
Macquarie Infrastructure 
and Real Assets

Elaine Chan 
The Johnson Company
Ashley Ciaburri Rainwater
Kohlberg & Company
Karen Griffith Gryga
DreamIt Ventures
Jalak Jobanputra 
FuturePerfect Ventures

  Zeena Rao  
ICV Partners

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WPEP Texas | WPEP Washington DC | WPEP London | WPEP Hong Kong | WPEP Middle East | WPEP Paris
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