MBA Mama Co-Founders Ramp Up Campus Involvement @ Duke & Wharton
Nicole Pontón is the director, strategy and communications for MBA Mama. Nicole, a Forte Fellow at Duke, has been named to the Leadership First year cabinet of Duke’s Association of Women in Business. She is involved with Business in Africa (BIA) as a Special Programs First Year Cabinet leader, and she is a member of the MBA Consulting Club, Christian Business Fellowship, and the Black and Latino MBA Organization.
At Wharton, Divinity is leading social media marketing for the Wharton Africa Business Forum, an annual conference organized by Wharton’s Africa Student’s Association (WASA). WABF23 is scheduled for November 13–15, 2015 and Divinity is working hard to help WASA sell 500 tickets. To learn more about WABF, click here. Tickets are available here.
Divinity is also a member of the Finance Club and the African-American MBA Association. Last week, Divinity was thrilled to be named as a 1st Year Associate with the Wharton Social Venture Fellows (formerly Wharton Social Venture Fund). WSVF is a student-led organization that sources and conducts diligence on early and expansion-stage companies with venture-grade growth potential and intentional, measurable social impact. Divinity is a member of WSVF’s Financial Inclusion team and looks forward to gain impact investing experience while also connecting with fintech entrepreneurs and start-up leaders working to alleviate poverty.
Nicole and Divinity are both connecting with their school’s entrepreneurship resources. Divinity is a member of Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Club, and is taking an introductory entrepreneurship course during her first semester. Our team hopes to leverage what they’re learning through classes and student clubs to impact MBA Mama. Over the course of the next semester, our co-founders plan to apply to student pitch and business plan competitions and campus start-up incubators. Stay tuned for more exciting news from Divinity and Nicole in the coming weeks.