CREATED BY: Pam Harris, Miraya Rehman
I help you ask for what you want and get what you need with less stress and more success.
Product: Negotiation skills training and consulting
Price: Prices vary based on services (training days, consulting packages)
Founder: Susan Borke W80
Innovative (and free!) podcast interview platform, which allows to follow the person, not the podcast. Sign-up and listen to your favorite creators. Upload your own interviews; personal brand through LinkedIn, or other social media.
Product: Listen, share, and upload podcast interview content on Padverb for free! Follow the person, not the podcast. Build your personal brand, upload your own audio interviews, and share them on social media!
Founder: Anna Haskell, Co-Founder & CEO, WG02 (at Wharton Anna Moshkova)
Vital Start provides personalized, clinically-guided maternal mental health coaching and psychotherapy services using Virtual Reality and AI
The Best Gift for a New Mama! Give the gift of well-being through personalized coaching by Vital Start Health for the pregnant or postpartum mom in your life. This bundled offering comes in packages of 3, 6, 9 months with one-on-one support across pregnancy and postpartum.
Price: Dependent on bundle selected. 3 months/6 sessions $399, 6 months/12 sessions $799 and 9 months/18 sessions $999 (holiday deal)
Founders: Kirthika Parmeswaran, EMTM’09 (Penn & Wharton)
The Parenting Mentor
The Parenting Mentor helps parents to reduce the every-day stress and anxiety that inevitably comes from being a parent.
Product: The award-winning “Parenting with Sanity & Joy. 101 Simple Strategies” is the book for parents who don’t have time to read parenting books. In this collection of readily actionable tips for parents of toddlers to teens, parenting mentor Sue Groner, distills all the best parenting wisdom into one easy-to-read book, providing simple, fun, effective guidance. Explore topics including Parenting Golden Rules, Life Skills, Family Time, Perspective and Judgement, Food and Dining, Gratitude and Attitude, Rules and Respect, and Forbidden Phrases. “Susan hits that all-too-rare sweet spot of being practical AND warm. This book doesn’t preach or finger-wag. It offers strategies I’m starting to use all the time. So helpful!” – Lauren Smith Brody, Author, The Fifth Trimester
Price: $16.95 (depending on bookseller)
Founder: Susan G. Groner W’81
SKINCARE FOR GROWNUP SKIN Skincare for You, Your Mom, Your Sister, Your Aunt & Anyone Else over the age of 40 that you know would love glowing, healthier, smoother skin Not the same ‘ole skincare
Product: DEFIANCE SCIENCE DUO | THEREOM SERUM BOOST & TRIPLE LIFT MOLECULE MASK (30 Day Supply) BETTER FORMULATION = BETTER RESULTS Clinical Results From Real People Just Like You! 100% of Women Said their Skin Feels Younger, Softer, Smoother & Firmer. 97% Say Their Skin Feels Like it Did 5 Years Ago!! FORMULATED BY BEAUTY EXPERTS. CLEAN. CRUELTY-FREE. VEGAN. BETTER FORMULATION FOR PRE- to POST- MENOPAUSE AFFECTED SKIN.
Price: $99 (discount code: WHARTON20)
Founders: Lorrie King WG’91; Celeste Lee W’84
Clean skincare that you activate for the freshness, potency & power your skin deserves.
Product: Why choose fresh? Your skin deserves it. Just like food, skincare gets stale, too — many of the powerful ingredients break down and lose strength over time. With Fresh Chemistry®, you mix in the high performance ingredients and shake to activate, so the skincare is at its peak when you’re ready to use it. Skincare so fresh and potent, you’ll see and feel the difference– and your skin will crave it.
Price: $75 (discount code:WHARTON15)
Founder: Nisha Dearborn, WG’07, W’02
It’s Made To Order
We are a marketplace for independent fashion brands who provide apparel that is made to measure or made to order at the cost of off the rack clothing.
Product: We are featuring a top and wrap skirt set (known as an Iro and Buba) by a Nigeria based brand, Titi Belo
Founder: Udochi Nwogu WG ’11
Nayko Naturals, LLC
Nayko Naturals creates natural, handcrafted, preservative-free skincare products that get back to the basics.
Product: We have several body and bath products made with you in mind!
Price: various (discount code 15% off with code WAFFA15)
Founder: Chantee Butler WG20
Lilu is a Women’s Health company building tech-enabled devices to empower new moms.
Product: Their first product, the Lilu Massage Bra, mimics breast compression and “hands-on-pumping” techniques. The bra is an FDA Class I device that works with most standard breast pumps and uses Lilu’s patented pneumatic massage technology to gently and efficiently massage your breasts while pumping. For many moms, this massage can help increase milk output and reduce associated pain. Think of it as your pump’s sidekick.
Price: $149 (discount code waffaxlilu20!)
Founders: Adriana C Vazquez MIPD 2016; Sujay Suresh Kumar MEng EE 2016
Hairtelligence is an automated, computer-vision powered solution for purchasing custom hair products online.
Product: From wig purchase to application, we provide tools and guidance that puts today’s and tomorrow’s look within our customer’s reach. We’ve built AI and computer-vision technology to power our customer onboarding and customization application, which automatically sizes and selects the correct lace color for every customer order, all with just a few selfies. Once we find a customer’s size and perfect lace color, we allow each customer to build their new wig. There are many decisions to make when creating the perfect wig – from cut, color, or wave pattern, it’s often hard to gauge whether the combination of these decisions will mend together for the look our customers are dreaming of. So, at Hairtelligence we’ve made these decisions even easier to handle with our visualization technology – as a customer walks through creating their new look, they will also see themselves in each style, giving them full confidence that the new look they are creating looks amazing on them before purchasing their wig.
Founders: Isoken (Iso) Igbinedion, Co-Founder & CEO (WG’21), Simone Kendle, Co-Founder & CMO (WG’21)
YTPshop is a contemporary African-inspired fashion brand for women. All YTPshop products are ethically handcrafted by female artisans in Nigeria and the prints are sourced from West African markets. Every YTPshop product is truly a gift to the artisans, whose families depend on their fair wages, in the motherland. We offer free US shipping for orders over $50.
Product: This glamorous print is made with premium African Ankara silk that is light weight and feels soft on your skin. The Funmi maxi dress cinches your waist and has a high slit on the side for an elegant look. It is a guaranteed show-stopper and that’s why it is our best-seller. This dress is very versatile. You can wear it to weddings, cocktail gatherings, brunch, and the beach in real life or on Zoom. Stay fabulous and be prepared to receive numerous compliments.
Price: $109.99 (discount code WHARTON for 20% off all products)
Founder: Yinka Taiwo-Peter, WG’20
We offer gorgeous Africa Inspired handbags that celebrate culture & heritage, whilst empowering women.
Product: Gorgeous Africa-Inspired handbags made with handwoven Nigerian Sao-oke textiles and high quality leather
Founder: Tomide Awe WG’17
Career Coaching | Hannah Greene Spata LLC
I am a veteran of Penn’s Career Services office and love helping motivated people pivot industries, get into grad school or negotiate that raise!
Service: Career Coaching
Founder: Hannah Greene Spata COL ’16 SP2 ’16
Body of 9 is a research and educational organization dedicated to informing people about the 9 Natural Numbers and what they mean.
Product: Give the gift of self-valdiation and self-understanding to improve your relationships. Get validated at the level of your Nature, understand yourself and others and improve your communication by learning your Natural Number, for you, you and your partner, or you and your family!
Founder: Susan Bennett Fisher (né Van Horn) Lauder/Wharton 1986
AAVRANI is the Holistic Beauty company. Our first products are premium skincare inspired by ancient Indian rituals for all women!
Product: Now you can enjoy the Complete Ritual Set in travel-friendly sizes to take with you while on the go! Designed to be the ultimate 21-day skincare sampler, this powerful four-step routine works to help you achieve your most radiant glow.
Founders: Rooshy Roy WG’19, Justin Silver WG’19
Blu Reverie Catamaran
Creating unforgettable experiences on the 48-foot sailing catamaran
Product: Join us on a magical adventure aboard Blu Reverie, a 48-foot sailing catamaran that is sure to give you the most unique experience in San Francisco Bay. On the iconic 2 night sail, the captain and crew will whisk you away to an island destination where you can go on a hike, ride a bike, and immerse in 360 degree views of the entire bay. In the evening, enjoy a candlelight dinner and settle in for a peaceful night’s rest in your private cabin on water. The catamaran features 5 guest cabins each with its ensuite bathroom/shower and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Also open to private bookings for day trips, photoshoots, and events.
Price: Depending on the number of people in your party
Founder: Sophia Zheng W’12
Putting parents first, we’re championing parentcare, starting with rock-solid childcare.
Service: Virtual newborn or sleep support – video consultations for (new) parents. Available globally!
Price: Starting from £49 per consultation. (discount code: Waffa10)
Founder: Zarja Cibej WG ’09
Grey State Apparel
Grey State is an ethical and sustainable clothing brand owned and operated by women. We offer a curated selection of relaxed, seasonless pieces with the belief that fashion should complement, not complicate.
Product: Wrap up in our Eco Reading Robe. Made from our recycled Eco Terry, this sustainable closet must-have will bring the spa right to your home.
Founder: Saima Chowdhury WG’05
Fulton is a modern brand of arch support, we developed a supportive, sustainable, and comfortable insole made from innovative materials like vegan cactus leather and cork. We seek to empower consumers to live a healthier life, because wellness starts from the ground up.
Product: Fulton insoles are made from cork and mold to their shape of your foot to provide customized support to promote full body alignment. Their deep heel cup provides stability, and their shock absorbing materials reduce impact to the body.
Price: $48 (discount code: WAFFA10)
Founders: Libie Motchan, WG’21, Daniel Nelson, WG ’21
Dagne Dover creates problem-solving bags – for all the badass, problem-solving humans out there. Bags that keep up, stay organized, and look good doing it.
Product: Bags for travel, work, baby and life.
Price: varies (discount code: 20% off full-price products through Jan 2022 with WAFFA2021)
Founders: Melissa Shin Mash WG’12, Deepa Gandhi WG’13
We’re forced to wear uncomfortable shoes most of the time in order to look professional at work. At MOCALMO, we disguise sneakers as dress shoes so men & women can feel their best and still look polished at work.
Product: The dressiest leather sneakers that support your wellbeing at work and keep you looking board-room ready. Our combination of materials and construct helps you get through your day with designs that inspire your confidence and safeguard your comfort.
Price: $250-$300 (discount code: PENNHOLIDAYS)
Founder: Diana Kattan, Wharton Undergrad 2012
Verishop is a social shopping platform where people can discover independent brands and creators
Product: Shop from small, independent businesses, including Black, Indigenous, People-of-Color (BIPOC) or female-founded brands this holiday season.
Founders: Catherine Khan (wg05) and Imran Khan
Combining luxury and utility into the perfect bag made for modern women.
Product: At P.MAI, we believe women should be comfortable and confident—without sacrificing style. That’s why we’ve designed the perfect laptop backpack that’s tailored for women, with an aesthetic that’s ready for the runway. By combining luxury with utility, our P.MAI bags make the perfect companion to today’s professional sophisticate.
Price: $288 (discount code: 10% with code “WHARTON” until end of 2021)
Founder: Phuong Mai – Wharton Undergrad 2009
FELOH : For Everyone’s Love of Hair + Beauty
FELOH [Fell•Oh] is a consciously inclusive social marketplace just for beauty. What makes us unique is that when our users post their content in our social community, we give them rewards called “curl coins” to shop our marketplace (where independently owned beauty brands list their products to sell).
Product: Support sustainably made and BIPOC businesses this holiday season by shopping from FELOH’s beauty and self-care marketplace! Our vendors offer a wide variety of products like: skincare, body butters, hand crafted candles, silk pillow cases and eye masks, and more! Use code: GOQUAKERS to get 15% off any order in the FELOH Marketplace between November 26th through December 18th!
Price: varies (discount code: 15% off any order with GOQUAKERS)
Founder: Camille Genise Heard (CEO, CAS 2013) Jacqueline Baron (COO, CAS 2013)
The mission of Calm Clarity is to guide and support people to rewire their brain and embrace their inner wisdom to improve their well-being and become inclusive leaders. Our programs combine neuroscience and mindfulness to calm anxiety, heal trauma, and address disparities in mental health impacting underserved communities.
Product: Calm Clarity Cards Each set of Calm Clarity Cards contains 52 cards with inspiring quotes and reflection prompts designed to inspire and rewire your brain for a higher level of consciousness. Use the cards regularly to mindfully activate and strengthen the neural networks we refer to as Brain 3.0, which enable wisdom, self-mastery, and connection in your personal and professional growth. Buy-1-Give-1-Plus Social Impact Model 100% of the profits from these card decks supports our non-profit programs to provide Calm Clarity training and tools to under-served college students, and to schools and non-profit organizations serving low-income communities
Price: $29.99 plus shipping
Founder: Due Quach WG 2006
Superkin is on a mission to challenge the outdated working parent narrative. As creators of the *Add to Resume: Raising Humans campaign, Superkin creates lifestyle products, content and programming for parents that do all the jobs.
Product: Add to Resume Collection 12 oz Camp Cup Enjoy the beauty, durability and functionality of MiiR’s signature 12 oz Camp Cup with added Superkin swagger. Vaccum Insulated Thermo 3D® double-wall vacuum insulation; stays hot, keeps cold Minimalist silhouette with ergonomic handle Splash proof, shatter proof Press-fit Slide Lid Durable Hardshell™ powder coat BPA free
Price: $40 (discount code: 10% off site-wide with code WAFFA)
Founders: Miriam Williams (C’04 WG’15) and Tara Elwell Henning (VIP SF Spring 2020)
Thermaband’s mission is to reframe the reality of menopause for midlife women using temperature-regulating technology. Founded by a mother-daughter duo (Debbie W’91 and Markea Dickinson) seeking a cooling relief solution for hot flashes and night sweats. The Zone is a connected device that provides thermal relief through heating and cooling sensations on the inner wrist using thermoregulation to achieve comfort.
Product: Smart temperature regulating wearable with digital insights
Price: $199 (discount code PENN15)
Founder: Debbie Dickinson 1991
Honor your favorite TroubleMaker with a gift of Trouble merchandise and recognition. 100% of profits go to organizations that promote gender equity.
Product: All products are sourced from women lead companies focused on sustainability and fair wages & labor practices. Gift the gift of Trouble to the courageous disruptors who are “up to good”.
Price: $100 and less (discount code: WAFFA5)
Founder: Bari Harlam, 1983 and 1990
VEERAH is a mission-driven designer vegan shoe company founded and led by women to DO GOOD + LOOK INCREDIBLE.
Product: VEERAH reimagines how vegan shoes can look and feel when driven by innovation and thoughtful design. From launching the first women’s footwear collection made with apple leather to offering interchangeable shoe accessories to create multiple looks, we craft each pair with algae bloom padded insoles for unbelievable cushioned support. We’re more than just a pretty vegan shoe. Sustainable. Versatile. Comfortable. It’s pretty damn cool.
Price: $228 to $398. Take 15% off all full price items with code WHARTON21. Offer expires on 12/31/21 and cannot be combined with other promotions.
Founder: Stacey Chang, WG12