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The Black MBA Association was formed in 1973, and was subsequently changed to the African American MBA Association (AAMBAA) in 1986. The organization was formed to augment the professional, academic, and social development of students of African descent at The Wharton School.

 

The mission of AAMBAA is to support the continued achievement of students of African descent and to provide extensive resources to foster the successful progression from prospective students to Wharton alumni.

 

ABOUT US

Karen Evans

Co-President

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Crystal Chalk
Chief of Staff

Leek Deng

Chief Financial Officer

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Neal Stewart

Co-President

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Crystal Chalk
Chief of Staff

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Crystal Chalk
Chief of Staff

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Crystal Chalk
Chief of Staff

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Karen Evans

Co-President

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Crystal Chalk
Chief of Staff

D’Shai Hendricks

WMY Conference Co-Chair

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Neal Stewart

Co-President

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Timka Lockheart

WMY Conference Co-Chair

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Mallory Smith

WMY Conference Co-Chair

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Leek Deng
Chief Financial Officer

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Olivia Moore

Chief Technology Officer

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Marcayla Hester

100 Series Co-Chair

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Kiersa Sanders

100 Series Co-Chair

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Maya Burns
200 Series Co-Chair

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Chantee Butler

200 Series Co-Chair

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Taiwo Abayomi

Prospective Student Co-Chair

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Talisha Rice

Prospective Student Co-Chair

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Devika Balachandran

VP of Academics

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Ian Dummett

VP of Academics

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Theresa Shropshire

VP of Alumni Relations

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Magalie Lilavois
VP of Careers

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Naeemah Philippeaux

VP of Careers

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Jon Mesadieu

VP of Digital Media & Comms

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Anthony Grullon

VP of Social

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Austin Hood

VP of Social

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Julian Bryan

VP of Social Impact

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George Adesanya

VP of Sponsorship

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Ikenna Enwere

VP of Sponsorship

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Kenny Osakwe

VP of Sponsorship

 

WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR
MEMORIAL CONFERENCE

For over four decades, the Wharton African American MBA Association (AAMBAA) has celebrated the legacy of a visionary leader and an avid advocate of equality and economic empowerment for all with the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial conference. We invite prospective MBA students, professionals, alumni, and students of The Wharton School to relive this vision at our annual conference held in the city of Philadelphia. 

Click here for more information on the conference.

 

CORPORATE SPONSORS

With 160 members (~8% of Wharton’s MBA population), AAMBAA is one of the largest groups of
African, African American, and Caribbean students of any business school. Through an extended
family network of thousands – comprised of prospective students, current students, and alumni –
AAMBAA prepares its members for leadership roles in all sectors of society by providing academic

support, professional development, career guidance, and mentorship.

Please contact one of our Sponsorship Co-Chairs if you are interested in learning more about how to become an AAMBAA corporate sponsor: George Adesanya (WG'20), Ikenna Enwere (WG'20), or Kenny Osakwe (WG'20).

THANKS TO OUR
2018-2019 SPONSORS!

 

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

AAMBAA works closely with the Wharton MBA Admissions Office to ensure that students of African descent have the resources available to become successful MBA candidates. We do so through active outreach, admissions counseling, and leveraging the expertise of the current MBA membership.

AAMBAA represents all students of African descent in the MBA program and supports our members professionally, academically and socially. AAMBAA’s key initiatives include group tutoring, study guides, a career fair, recruiting assistance, and deep connections with corporate sponsors.

AAMBAA Events at a Glance:​

  • Black identity discussion

  • FAAMBAA reveal & game night

  • Resiliency series

  • Diversity recruiting events

  • AAMBAA wealth series

  • Black History Month celebration

  • Goals & Grits ladies brunch series

  • Alumni networking brunch 

  • Real estate ownership

  • Laser tag

  • Drake night

  • Ted Talk AAMBAA hour

  • AAMBAA & WASA Pub

  • Goal setting sessions

  • Group review sessions

Here are some of our favorite AAMBAA memories:

Important Dates:

 

MBA Program

  • Round 1: Application Deadline 9/17/19 | Interview Invites 10/29/19 | ​​Decisions 12/18/19

  • Round 2: Application Deadline 1/7/20 | Interview Invites 2/13/20 | ​​Decisions 3/26/20

  • Round 3: Application Deadline 4/1/20 | Interview Invites 4/16/20 | ​​Decisions 5/8/20

MBA/MA-Lauder and JD/MBA

  • Round 1: Application Deadline 9/17/19 | Decisions 12/18/19

  • Round 2: Application Deadline 1/7/20 | ​​Decisions 3/26/20

Other Helpful Links:

Please contact one of our Prospective Students Co-Chairs if you are interested in learning more about applying to Wharton: Taiwo Abayomi (WG’20) or Talisha Rice (WG'20).

 

ALUMNI

AAMBAA is committed to engaging and supporting its broad alumni base. We aim to extend the relationships and networks forged during the two-year MBA program and to provide continued resources for the development of our alumni.

We keep in contact with our alumni primarily via email and social media. If you are a Wharton alumnus who would like to connect with AAMBAA, please reach out to our current VP of Alumni Relations Theresa Shropshire (WG’20). 

 

Please also reach out to our Alumni Relations Chair to be added to the Wharton AAMBAA Alumni LinkedIn Group.

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