Wharton Women's Circles

 Wharton Women’s Circles is a school-facilitated program aimed at cultivating meaningful connections among alumnae. Circles are small groups that meet on a monthly basis to support and empower each other.

After a successful pilot program in New York City, we’re launching in San Francisco and expanding in the New York City metro area. Join us for open houses in New York City and San Francisco to learn more about Women’s Circles. You will be able to preview the circle experience by participating in facilitated networking during the open house.

More than 200 of your peers have formed 20+ circles – join them!

Contact Womens-Circles@wharton.upenn.edu with questions.

New York City

September 10, 2019
6–8 p.m. ET

WeWork
54 W 40th Street
2nd Floor
New York City

San Francisco

September 19, 2019
6–8 p.m. PT

Wharton San Francisco Campus
2 Harrison Street
Floor 6
San Francisco

Wharton Women's Circles

 Wharton Women’s Circles is a school-facilitated program aimed at cultivating meaningful connections among alumnae. Circles are small groups that meet on a monthly basis to support and empower each other.

After a successful pilot program in New York City, we’re launching in San Francisco and expanding in the New York City metro area. Join us for open houses in New York City and San Francisco to learn more about Women’s Circles. You will be able to preview the circle experience by participating in facilitated networking during the open house.

More than 200 of your peers have formed 20+ circles – join them!

Contact Womens-Circles@wharton.upenn.edu with questions.

New York City

September 10, 2019
6–8 p.m. ET

WeWork
54 W 40th Street
2nd Floor
New York City

San Francisco

September 19, 2019
6–8 p.m. PT

Wharton San Franciso Campus
2 Harrison Street
Floor 6
San Francisco

FAQ

What is the role of a circle leader?

Each circle is facilitated by two co-leaders who are responsible for ensuring that monthly circle meetings encourage meaningful conversations and connections. Leaders accomplish this by creating an environment of trust and transparency, setting clear expectations for group behavior and norms, and planning a relevant agenda for each meeting. Leaders receive training in group facilitation and leadership on an annual basis, and participate on monthly calls with the School aimed at addressing challenges and sharing best practices. Leaders are selected through an application process.

Circle participants and leaders take turns hosting meetings at home or at work on a rotating basis, and may be responsible for a small monthly contribution for refreshments.

What is the role of a circle participant?

Circle participants commit to being fully present and engaged in monthly circle meetings, following the group’s norms and behaviors, and contributing to the group in a meaningful and authentic way. Commitment to the group and process is a key component, and regular attendance is critical to a group’s success.

Circle participants and leaders take turns hosting meetings at home or at work on a rotating basis, and may be responsible for a small monthly contribution for refreshments.

What is the time commitment for leaders and participants?

Leaders and participants commit to meeting on a monthly basis for two hours as a group. Each circle runs for at least one year, with the option to continue the group at the end of each year.

In addition, leaders commit to planning and facilitating the monthly meetings, participating in a monthly call with Wharton, and attending a half day of training prior to the first meeting of your circle.

Past Events

Open House
February 21, 2019

Questions? Please do not hesitate to reach out to womens-circles@wharton.upenn.edu.