Skip to main content
Banner Image

University Distinguished Speaker Series: Sheryl WuDunn

WuDunn's Books @ Saint Leo Library

Was this Information about Author, Entrepreneur, and Journalist Sheryl WuDunn Helpful!?

Was this Information about Author, Entrepreneur, and Journalist Sheryl WuDunn Helpful!?
Yes: 0 votes (0%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0

Excerpt from WuDunn's Biography

Here is an excerpt from Ms. WuDunn's biography:

Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian-American to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a business executive, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. She has special expertise in Asia, entrepreneurship, global women's issues, and philanthropy. As an investment banker, she currently helps growth companies, including those operating in the fields of new media technology, entertainment, social media, healthcare, and the emerging markets, in particular, China.

WuDunn is co-author of three best-selling books. The most recent is Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, about the challenges facing women around the globe and co-authored with her husband Nicholas Kristof. It has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe Colbert Report, and other network television shows. WuDunn helped launch the development of the Half the Sky multimedia effort, creating a thoughtful, effective philanthropic strategy that includes an online social game for Facebook, a PBS documentary series, and outreach with many NGOs.


Sheryl WuDunn lectures to a wide range of American and global audiences and has been invited to speak to the secretary general of the United Nations, former vice president Al Gore, and other senior officials on economic, political, and social topics related to women in the developing world, the global economy, China, and the emerging markets. WuDunn, who was a guest at President Obama's State Dinner at the White House for Chinese President Hu Jintao, has frequently discussed Chinese economic issues on television and radio programs such as Fox Business News, The Colbert Report,Charlie Rose, and NPR. She has discussed philanthropic issues on programs such as NBC's Dateline.


Thank you for your time and consideration,

Allyson Marino, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Director, Fine Arts Events

Saint Leo University

P.O. Box 6665

Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665


Sheryl WuDunn on Tavis Smiley, 2012

TED Talk By Sheryl WuDunn, 2010

The Colbert Report - Interview with Sheryl WuDunn, 2009

Subject Guide

Carol Moon's picture
Carol Moon
Professor Carol Ann Moon
Reference and Instructional Outreach Librarian
Saint Leo University
Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library
33701 S.R. 52,
Saint Leo, FL 33574

Teaching Resource for "Half the Sky"