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In honor of International Women’s Day, we have a very special guest, Sheryl WuDunn, who reminds us that women hold solutions to our world’s greatest challenges and that empowering women and girls is the most effective way to fight poverty and extremism. Selected as one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Shake the World” and listed as one of 60 notable members of the “League of Extraordinary Women,” WuDunn has helped raise awareness about the challenges facing women as well as models being a woman who makes an impact.
Sheryl WuDunn is the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize and is a best-selling co-author of “Half the Sky,” “Tightrope” and “A Path Appears” amongst other books. She also is one of a small handful of people who have worked at The New York Times both as an executive and journalist. Sheryl is a co-founder of FullSky Partners, a consulting firm focusing on double-bottom line ventures and was previously a VP at Goldman Sachs.
In her inspirational best-selling book, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” – written with her husband, Nicholas Kristof – WuDunn goes beyond simply exposing the devastating daily reality for so many of the world’s women, and uses the powerful book as a call to action for solutions. Thanks to the book’s popularity and global impact, it soon grew into a multi-platform digital media effort that now includes a highly popular documentary series on PBS, mobile games and an online social media game on Facebook.
Sheryl has co-taught on China as part of a global affairs course at Yale University, and she frequently speaks about business and economic challenges facing China to a wide range of audiences. She discusses Chinese economic issues on major television and radio programs such as Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and NPR. She also was an esteemed guest at President Obama’s State Dinner at the White House for Chinese President Hu Jintao.
She was elected this year to the Harvard University Board of Overseers. She is also a former member of the Board of Trustees at Princeton and Cornell. WuDunn has a BA from Cornell, an MPA from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She also helps run Kristof Farms, a vineyard and cider apple orchard in Oregon.
Join us as Sheryl WuDunn demonstrates ways in which we can all take steps, both large and small, to impact our world for good. And as we celebrate our second year together, remember that every small kindness has the potential to create a Crazy Amazing Human experience, one person at a time. You have the power to create that every day because you are Crazy Amazing! And we, at Crazy Amazing Humans, are in your corner, we’re rooting for you, and really appreciate you as part of our community.