As a junior at Wharton, Katlyn Grasso W15 was already making great strides in providing role models for young women by inviting successful female executives to Penn’s campus. A year later, she decided to bring teen girls to the workplace, creating GenHERation.
GenHERation’s site visits, called Discovery Days, have connected girls with successful women in business from more than 30 companies in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. The startup’s reach already extends to more than 50,000 young women online, at conferences and on corporate-site visits, providing them with opportunities for career exploration, mentoring, skill-building activities and scholarships.
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