Hello from the Wharton Black MBA Alumni Association (WBMBAA)!
We hope this message finds you well. On behalf of our Board, we welcome you to the virtual home that will serve to celebrate the collective spirit and contributions of the 1,700+ Black alumni who graduated from the world's first and finest business school.
2020 has truly been an unprecedented year in many respects, but the signal for change is loud and clear. What has become abundantly clear is that all Black communities must harness our collective resources, power, and ingenuity to demand and create better outcomes in the present and enrich the potential of our legacies. To this end, WBMBAA is focused on providing the infrastructure and support needed by our alumni as well as current Wharton students at this critical moment in time.
This site is our home and a platform. Our primary goals as an organization are to:
- Advance the careers and economic interests of Black alumni;
- Increase partnerships with the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, and other institutions in order to ensure our community is represented and current students are supported; and,
- Leverage our collective to positively impact the Black community globally (enabling more access to civic and community engagement, fundraising/capital, non-profit service opportunities).
We view WBMBAA as the natural extension of AAMBAA and all organizations aimed at supporting the interests of students in the African Diaspora (namely WASA and Carabiz). As members of our graduate student family transition into their post-MBA lives, WBMBAA wants to ensure that there is continuity between the support provided while in school and what is required to address the unique needs and interests of our diverse and growing body of Wharton alumni.
We are excited for the future of this organization and want your help as we grow! We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events and welcome any feedback and support you have to share. Please reach out to us at any time.
Antoinette Coleman & Adrian Perry