Sheryl WuDunn, a women’s rights activist and the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, will speak at Cal Poly Pomona as part of the Kellogg Distinguished Public Lecture Series.
WuDunn will discuss her book, “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity,” and offer insight into people who are working to make the world a better place and the ways they can be supported.
The lecture will be held Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center’s Ursa Major, followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing.
WuDunn also co-wrote the best-selling book “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” with her husband, Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for the New York Times. The couple won a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China.
A former vice president at the investment banking firm Goldman Sachs, WuDunn understands macro and micro economic trends. She has appeared on major television and radio programs such as Fox Business News and NPR as an expert on the Chinese economy.
She uses her platform to help raise awareness about issues ranging from human rights abuses to sex trafficking. The successful business executive also works with entrepreneurs in new media, technology and social enterprise at a small investment banking firm in New York called Mid-Market Securities. In addition, she runs FullSky Capital, a company that focuses on socially driven investing.
Check-in and a light dinner is at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required.
For more information and registration, visit www.kellogglectures.org