At a cocktail celebration held at Riverside Place, members of the Women Helping Women Fund Giving Circles gathered, representing the largest underwriter for the organization’s annual spring luncheon. The evening culminated in the announcement that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, Sheryl WuDunn, will be the featured speaker at the Women Helping Women Fund 24th annual luncheon on May 16, 2016.
The first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, Sheryl WuDunn has journeyed through several industries, from banking to journalist to book writing, pulling together critical insights to bear upon her work. Selected as one of Newsweek’s“150 Women Who Shake the World,” WuDunn has helped raise awareness about the challenges facing women, such as sex trafficking. In 2012, WuDunn was selected as 1 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 2015, Business Insider named her 1 of the 31 most successful graduates of the Harvard Business School.
With her husband, Nicholas Kristof, she is a co-author of A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, a New York Times best-selling book about altruism and how to bring about change in our society using evidence-based strategies. Published in late 2014 by Knopf, A Path Appears was turned into a three-part PBS documentary.
Thoughtful, engaging and clever, Sheryl WuDunn delivers her important message of leadership, hope and on-the-ground solutions in China and around the world to audiences worldwide. A commanding speaker, she is frequently called upon by senior officials both in the U.S. and abroad to speak on economic, political and social topics related to women in the developing world, the global economy, China, and other emerging markets. Sharing the important stories that often go untold, Sheryl WuDunn shows audiences not only what needs to change, but how to take action to make ideas become reality.
WHWF President, Kimberly Thielman says, “We are so excited to welcome Sheryl WuDunn to Spokane as our luncheon keynote speaker. Her stories of compassion and opportunity align with our mission that lives are transformed when a community empowers its women and children.”