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Sheryl WuDunn
Sheryl WuDunn is a business executive, writer and public speaker who has co-written four best-selling books with her husband, Nicholas Kristof. In 1990, they won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, making them the first couple to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism. WuDunn is currently a senior managing director with Mid-Market Securities, an investment banking boutique, and helps growth companies in technology, new media and emerging markets. She has worked as a private wealth adviser with Goldman Sachs and as a journalist and business executive for The New York Times. Her works include “China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power,” “Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia,” “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” and her latest book, “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity” (Knopf). Several of her books have inspired PBS documentaries. Her writing conveys the stories of people struggling for a voice and opportunity, and tries to inspire potential solutions to local and global social problems.