Diana Wilson attends the University of Virginia with a full scholarship from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, and has over a hundred thousand dollars in other scholarships from various organizations. Diana has an interdisciplinary major of Finance, Sociology, and Women Gender Studies. With the hopes of understanding the interconnection of business and its ability to have a greater social impact.
Diana was hand-picked, among the 2014 class nationwide, to receive the Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar Award, the Ronald McDonald Charities Scholarship Top Regional Winner, the Ben Carson Scholarship Award, and the Coca Cola Scholarship.
In college, Diana is a consistent volunteer with A Day In the Life program where she mentors and tutors various underprivileged students at Buford Middle School But beyond her leadership and community service Diana has won the McKinsey Women’s Impact Award, Davis Projects for Peace, Office of African American Affairs award for outstanding grade point average, a Dean’s List recipient, and an Echol’s Scholar. She has studied global commerce in Brazil, South Africa, Eurozone, and Britain. Outside of the University of Virginia, Diana is the co-founder and Outreach Chair for Gospel Outreach for All. Diana created the Yielding Accomplished African Women (Yaa W.) project to help African women develop a gender specific professional toolkit to succeed in business and technology related career fields. Yielding Accomplished African Women (Yaa W.) will serve as a valuable cross-cultural experience and research opportunity for Diana. particularly one that will add value to the dialogue on the socialization of young women in African communities in regards to social mobility in business and technology related career fields.