Author, business executive and Pulitzer Prize winner
Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian-American to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a business executive, entrepreneur and best-selling author. She has special expertise in Asia, entrepreneurship, global women’s issues and philanthropy. As president of TripleEdge and an executive at a small banking firm, she currently helps growth companies in social media, healthcare, entertainment, and emerging markets, like China.
In fall 2011, she was a Senior Lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where she taught classes on China and development.
Previously, WuDunn has worked as a banker at Goldman Sachs & Co. and Bankers Trust Co. She also worked at The New York Times as both an executive and journalist: in management roles in both the Strategic Planning and Circulation Marketing departments at The Times; as The Times’s first TV anchor; as an editor for international markets, energy and industry; as a foreign correspondent for The Times in Tokyo and Beijing.
She is co-author of three best-selling books: "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide", about the challenges facing women around the globe, published by Knopf; "Thunder from the East"; and "China Wakes."
WuDunn graduated from Cornell University, where she is a long-serving member of the Board of Trustees and has served on the Board’s Finance Committee and the endowment’s Investment Committee. She has a Harvard M.B.A. and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School, where she is a former member of its Advisory Council. WuDunn received honorary doctorates from the University of Pennsylvania and Middlebury College and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement. She is also on the board of Bajalia International Group, a mission-driven, for-profit jewelry retailer.