Sheryl WuDunn

sheryl wudunn

On February 11, 2014 at 7 PM in Graham Chapel, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Sheryl WuDunn talked about “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”

Sheryl WuDunn studies and writes about the economic, political and social forces affecting women throughout the globe. She is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. But Half the Sky is more than a book; it also is a powerful social justice and economic movement that is positively affecting millions of women’s lives. A book-signing followed the talk.

WuDunn is a best-selling author, business leader and lecturer who studies and writes about the economic, political and social forces affecting women throughout the globe. She is also a co-author, with her husband, Nicholas Kristof, of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”

But “Half the Sky” is more than a book; it also is a powerful social justice and economic movement that is positively affecting millions of women’s lives throughout the globe, and WuDunn is leading the development of a multimedia effort to support “Half the Sky” initiatives.

In addition, WuDunn is president of TripleEdge, a social investing consultancy, and also works as a director with Mid-Market Securities, an investment banking firm serving the middle market.

She has had extensive experience at The New York Times, in both executive and journalistic roles, first as a correspondent in its Beijing bureau. With Kristof, she has authored two additional best-sellers about Asia: “Thunder from the East” and “China Wakes.” The couple received a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1990 for their coverage of the Tiananmen Square protests.

WuDunn earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, an MBA from Harvard University, and a master’s in public affairs from Princeton University.