Women in Private Equity & Venture Capital Initiative


Wharton Women in PE & VC Initiative
The Wharton Women in PE & VC Initiative connects 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.
Founding Committee Members
Kathryn (Katie) Stokel 
Abbott Capital
  Leslie Golden 
(W’89, WG’96) 
Macquarie Infrastructure 
and Real Assets
Elaine Chan 
Harvard Management
Ashley Ciaburri 
Comvest Partners
Karen Griffith 
DreamIt Ventures
Jalak Jobanputra 
Zeena Rao 
ICV Partners



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 other women. 
•    Include women and men in the Wharton/UPenn investor community. 
•    Ensure confidentiality and create trust / intimacy. 
•    Facilitate exchange of ideas across generations. 



Upcoming Events


Luncheon with Kim Lew (W'87), CIO,
Carnegie Corporation of New York


Past Events:

April 2019: Women's Meet-Up at the PE & VC Alumni Dinner - Driving Gender Balance in PE & V(4/4/2019)

October 2018: Leading Negotiations - An Inside Out Approach
June 2018:  Luncheon with Anne Dinneen (WG'10), CIO,
Hamilton College

January 2018: Roundtable discussion with Girls Who Invest Co-Founder Seema Hingorani
September 2017: Maximizing Interpersonal & Business Relationships in the Investment World
June 2017: Wharton Women in PE & VC Kick Off Reception, NYC

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If you are a Wharton or UPenn alum currently investing LP, GP or VC funds and are interested in learning about upcoming events, please email us at smcalaine@wpevc.org to be added to the invitation list.