Sheryl WuDunn brings a unique blend of investment advisory and project management skills, personal relationships around the world, and various industry knowledge to private companies seeking access to new capital or financial advisory services. She has particular expertise in mainstream and new media, with experience in financial services, energy and alternative energies, business restructuring and strategy development for small businesses. She has managed economic and financial coverage in China and East Asia, where she lived as a correspondent for The New York Times.
Previously, she worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she was a vice president, in the role of investment advisor for private clients, in the firm's investment management division. She also worked as a commercial loan officer at Bankers Trust.
Her background includes several roles as both an executive and journalist at The New York Times, where she developed a deep and broad network of contacts across a wide range of industries. She ran the Times' coverage of international markets, energy, global technology and industry; she helped develop long and short-form news documentaries for The Times' digital cable TV channel; she held management roles in strategic planning and circulation at The Times; as a foreign correspondent for The Times in Tokyo and Beijing, she wrote about economics and finance, as well as political issues.
Ms. WuDunn was the first Asian-American to win a Pulitzer Prize in reporting, is a best-selling author, business executive and lecturer, and has strong ties to the philanthropic community. She recently co-authored Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a New York Times best-selling book, featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Colbert Report, Dateline NBC and many other network television shows.
With her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof, she has co-authored two other best-selling books about Asia: Thunder from the East and China Wakes. Ms. WuDunn won a Pulitzer Prize with her husband for covering China, along with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement. She has also won other journalism prizes, including the George Polk Award and Overseas Press Club awards.
She graduated from Cornell University, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Board's Finance Committee. She is a former member of the University's nine-member investment committee overseeing a $4 billion endowment. She earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M.P.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.