Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo collaborates with Wharton in ways that support our students and our shared community. Through the Wells Fargo Foundation’s longstanding support of the Wharton Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Wharton and Wells Fargo have supported hundreds of entrepreneurs in Philadelphia, with a special emphasis on minority and women-owned businesses. Wells Fargo doesn’t just fund this great work — it participates side-by-side with Wharton students, staff, and faculty to provide programming for small businesses. “Last year our team participated in 24 workshops for more than 600 small business startups,” said Stephen Briggs, Senior Community Development Officer at Wells Fargo. “It was an amazing opportunity to collaborate and share insights with community members and Wharton students who share our passion for stimulating a robust startup ecosystem in Philadelphia.”


At the highest levels of the Bank, Wells Fargo executives spend time mentoring Wharton students. Chief Marketing Officer Jamie Moldafsky, WG’89, was the keynote speaker at a recent Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative event focused on leveraging analytics for marketing success. In addition to sharing insights into the marketing strategy that drives Wells Fargo’s business, she provided essential career advice. “I found Jamie very inspirational,” says Rupsa Mukherjee, WG’17. “She talked to us about her transition between two very different industries (home appliances and banking) and how her experiences helped her grow as a leader. She also spoke about prioritizing personal decisions and making the most of opportunities that come her way.”