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Sheryl Wudunn

Sheryl WuDunn is an American business executive, writer, lecturer, and Pulitzer Prize winner. A senior banker focusing on growth companies in technology, new media and the emerging markets, WuDunn also works with double bottom line firms, alternative energy issues, and women entrepreneurs. Together with her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof, Ms. WuDunn is co-author of the book, Thunder from the East and China Wakes.

25:01 | 2014

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About Sheryl Wudunn

Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a business executive and best-selling author. She co-founded FullSky Partners, a consulting firm focusing on double-bottom line ventures in new media, technology and healthcare services. She is a venture partner at Piedmont Partners Group Ventures, which invests in growth companies in the U.S. She is also nominated for the Board of Overseers at Harvard University, running as a graduate of the Harvard Business School to serve as many faculty, students, and alumni as possible to help keep the university as great as it can be.

Previously, Ms. WuDunn has been vice president in the investment management division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a commercial loan officer at Bankers Trust. She is also 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; as The Times’s first anchor of an evening news headlines program for a digital cable TV channel, the Discovery-Times; and as a foreign correspondent for The Times in Tokyo and Beijing, where she wrote about economic, financial, political and social issues. In 2011, Ms. WuDunn was also a Senior Lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs where she taught about challenges facing China. She has been a Hauser Visiting Leader at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2017 and 2018.