Racism, social injustice, and discrimination remain within our society and within the business community at large. WCNY is committed to ensuring fair and humane treatment, and equal opportunity for every human being, no matter one's skin color, ethnicity, race or identity.

The Wharton Club of New York (WCNY) represents the largest group of Wharton alumni on this planet with approximately 25,000 alumni in the New York metropolitan area. As business leaders, our imprint on the businesses we touch is vast.

As Wharton alumni and business leaders, we embrace diversity and inclusion not only because it makes good business sense to do so, but because it is the right thing to do. Acknowledging the problem and making a stand are insufficient. WCNY has established the Equality Task Force to take action in working with business leaders to speed the process of ending systemic racism and discrimination in our workplaces and in our communities.

Key Initiatives
  Resources & Events

Equality Task Force
Lisa Anastos, W'90
Udochi Nwogu, WG'11

Vice Chairs
Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan, W'90
Leah Burnett, WG'13
Nolan Henry, WG'08
Aaron Marks, W'90, C'90
Leslie Reyes, WG'08
Adaora Anugo,WG'18
Christine Casey, WG'17
Elliot DeSanto, WG'14
Ruth Frommer, W'78
Susan Groner, W'81
Regina Jaslow , W'971
Kofi Kankam , WG'042
Ashish Kishore, W'91, EE'91
Joan Lipitz, W'86
Amy Pietrasanta, WG'03

1 - WCNY President, Ex-Officio; 2 - WCNY Board Member, Ex-Officio

Join us and be a part of a WCNY Equality Task Force to address racism and discrimination.  If you are interested in making a difference by participating on the Equality Task Force and/or want more information about our efforts, please contact equalitytaskforce@whartonny.net.

Whether you are an Asian American or know friends, co-workers and family members who are of Asian descent and want to help, resources below are available to you.

First Stop! Watch this primer video -
We Need To Talk About Anti-Asian Hate:

hollaback! & Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJA) – Bystander Intervention to Address Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment:
https://www.ihollaback.org/bystanderintervention/ (sign up for free training here and lots more free resources on this site)

Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) Event Recordings concerning Anti-Asian Violence:

PBS – Asian Americans:

Data is a key driver in the fight for social justice. With data-led decision-making and prioritization, it's more important than ever to ensure that every incident is reported to have the right reflection of resources allocated to this problem.

If you are in imminent danger or witness an incident happening, call 9-1-1.

If you are not in imminent danger report the incident to your local precinct. To get information about counseling, legal assistance, health care, financial assistance, or to get help filing a police report, all NYC victims of crime can call (646) 610-5267 or e-mail to ASIANHCTF@NYPD.ORG.

Also, report on these sites:
Stop AAPI Hate - https://stopaapihate.org
Stand Against Hate - www.StandAgainstHatred.org

Join the University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network (UPAAN)

Engage with the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) at Penn

PAACH is looking for active Board of Advisors members (see link): https://paach.vpul.upenn.edu/board)

Please donate to PAACH (see link): https://paach.vpul.upenn.edu/donation/

Questions? Contact PAACH through this email address: paach@lists.upenn.edu

  • Support legislation that encourages diversity and targets structural inequity.
  • Promote diversity through contract incentives, workshops, and panels.
  • Speak out against racism and violence targeting Asian Americans and others.
  • Sponsor and attend Asian & Asian American events and festivals throughout the country (including vigils, rallies, etc.).
  • Work to increase a variety of viewpoints and experiences so that everyone is reflected.
  • Partner with various diversity associations regularly.
  • Have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Department/Unit at your company/organization - Join WCNY's Equality Task Force.