Ms. Sheryl Wudunn

Ms. Sheryl Wudunn

Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a best-selling author and co-founder of FullSky Partners, which advises ventures in new media, technology and healthcare services, including those with a social mission.

Previously, WuDunn has been vice president in the investment management division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. She also worked at The New York Times 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.  She is a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School for 2017.  She was also a Senior Lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs in 2011.

With her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof, she is co-author of A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, a New York Times best-selling book about altruism. They also co-authored Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Thunder from the East and China Wakes.  With her husband, Ms. WuDunn received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement.  WuDunn has also won the George Polk Award and the Overseas Press Club Award for journalism.

In 2011, Newsweek cited WuDunn as one of the “150 Women Who Shake the World.”  In 2012, WuDunn was selected as one of 60 notable members of the League of Extraordinary Women by Fast Company magazine. In 2013, she was included as one of the “leading women who make America” in the PBS documentary, “The Makers.” She was also featured in a 2013 Harvard Business School film about prominent women who graduated from HBS.   In August 2015, Business Insider named her one of the 31 most successful graduates of the Harvard Business School.