Previously a VP at Goldman Sachs, WuDunn has an adept understanding of macro and micro economic trends. Winning the Pulitzer Prize with Kristof for their coverage of China, WuDunn is an expert on the Chinese economy. She 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.
Sheryl is a co-founder of FullSky Partners, a consulting firm focusing on double-bottom line ventures mostly in healthcare and technology seeking to extend the conventional bottom line. FullSky measures fiscal performance—financial profit or loss—by adding a second bottom line to measure a for-profit business’s performance in terms of positive social impact.
She also is one of a small handful of people who have worked at The New York Times both as an executive and journalist: in management roles in both the Strategic Planning and Circulation Sales departments at The Times; as editor for international markets, energy and industry.
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. Sheryl also helps run Kristof Farms, a vineyard and cider apple orchard in Oregon.