Sheryl WuDunn will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 World Conference in San Diego on Tuesday, June 14. WuDunn, the first Asian-American journalist to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize (for her reporting on Tiananmen Square, will speak on “gendercide” and oppression of women, a harsh reality in many parts of the developing world.
The shocking fact is that more girls have been killed in the last fifty years, because they were girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Sheryl WuDunn will take you through a journey of abuse and exploitation in different areas of the world and help you see that a country’s economic and political progress lies in the empowerment of local women, and that the greatest untapped resource is the female half of the population.
In this IABC podcast, WuDunn offers insight into her dual careers in finance and journalism, talks about gendercide and provides a preview of her upcoming keynote talk.
- Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, published in the U.S. by Vintage, June 2010
- IABC World Conference, June 12-15, San Diego, California, USA
Sheryl WuDunn is the best-selling co-author of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.” She is also a business executive and lecturer. Currently, she is a senior managing director at Mid-Market Securities, an investment banking boutique serving growth companies in the middle market, including companies founded and run by women. She is also president of TripleEdge, a social investing consultancy, and â€“ as of Fall 2011 â€“ will be a Senior Fellow at Yale University, co-teaching a course on global affairs with a specific focus on China’s economic development and its global role.
Previously, WuDunn worked in the investment management division at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she was a vice president in the role of investment advisor for private clients. In that role, she advised clients on all asset classes, including hedge funds, private equity, and real estate, as well as in philanthropy. WuDunn also has been a commercial loan officer at Bankers Trust. She currently holds her securities licenses (Series 7 and 63), as well as her investment banking license (Series 79), through Mid-Market Securities, a FINRA broker-dealer and SIPC Member.
WuDunn also worked atÂ The New York Times as both an executive and journalist: in business management roles in two departments, Strategic Planning and Circulation; as editor for international markets, energy, and industry; asÂ The Times’ first anchor of an evening news headlines program for a digital cable television channel, the Discovery-Times; and as a foreign correspondent forÂ The Times in Tokyo and Beijing, where she covered news in the realms of economy, finance, and politics.