Surayya Walters is a social entrepreneur, public speaker, journalist, and researcher. She is a recent graduate of The University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, Surayya was the co-chair of the Wharton, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Group (WEDIG); and a columnist for The Daily Pennsylvanian. She graduated with honors and awards for leadership and service. She completed an honors thesis under the direction of Dr. Adam Grant through The Wharton Research Scholars program. She credits her time at Penn for birthing her innate desire to make a difference. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, education, and advocacy – and hopes to blend these domains throughout her career. Her writing is featured in The Daily Pennsylvanian, Wharton Magazine, Penn Political Review, Feature Female, and Penn Today. Thanks to Humanity in Action’s Racial Equity Grant, Surayya will incorporate iDEIntity into a 501c(3) that works to integrate DEI into startups and small businesses.
Updated September 2022.
More from Surayya Walters
Still Knowing: Saving Faith For A Generation
Senior Fellow Surayya Walters built Still Knowing, a new app solely dedicated to bridging the gap between faith, spirituality, and mental health for youth.
iDEIntity wants to help small businesses and startups
Surayya Walters' organization iDEIntity is about to launch its own programming, for which the team is seeking small businesses and startups wanting to accomplish their DEI goals.
Announcing the Recipients of the 2022 Racial Equity Grant
We are delighted to announce the five recipients of the 2022 Humanity in Action Racial Equity Grant!