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NYU Female Founders Forum 2024

March 29 @ 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Are you a founder, investor, or aspiring entrepreneur? Join us on March 29 at NYU Kimmel Center this year’s Female Founders Forum.

Join the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute on Friday, March 29 at the NYU Kimmel Center – Eisner & Lubin Auditorium for the 2024 NYU Female Founders Forum!

The Female Founders Forum will bring together founders, investors, and members of the NYU community for an inspirational half-day of conversation and networking, in pursuit of expanding opportunity and community building for current and future founders. This event is open to all women founders, investors, and their allies (regardless of gender or NYU affiliation).

Keynote: Peggy Yu Yu (Stern MBA ’92), Co-Founder and Executive Chairwoman of Dangdang.com, a pioneering e-commerce company in China.

SPACE IS LIMITED. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

AGENDA

12:30: Doors Open & Networking

  • Make sure to grab lunch before arriving to the Forum!

1:00 – 1:10 PM: Welcome + Opening Remarks

1:15 – 2:00 PM: Women in VC Panel: Building the Road to Equity

Panelists:

Moderator: Emily Wazlak, Director of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Program @ NYU Law

2:00 – 2:10 PM: Coffee Break & Networking

2:45 – 3:45 PM: Women Who Venture Panel: Challenges and Breakthroughs

Panelists:

Moderator: Stephanie Shyu, Associate Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship

3:45 – 4:45 PM: Keynote:

  • Peggy Yu Yu (Stern MBA ’92), Co-Founder & Executive Chairwoman of Dangdang.com, a pioneering e-commerce company in China.

4:45 – 5:00 PM: Awards Ceremony

5:05 – 5:15 PM: Closing Remarks

5:15 – 6:00 PM: Networking & Refreshments

More about our Keynote Speaker:

Peggy Yu Yu is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairwoman of Dangdang.com, a respected online bookseller in China. Peggy started the company in 2000 and took it public in NYSE in December 2010. Dangdang was the first Chinese e-commerce company to IPO in the US market. The company went private in September 2016.

In the early days, Dangdang, together with Amazon China and others, pioneered e-commerce in China. At a time when credit cards were hardly used and online payments did not exist yet, Dangdang created the cash-on-delivery model and had bicycle boys complete the last step of delivering goods and collecting money. Facing competitors many times its size, Dangdang has strategically located its resources and continued to grow with great profit.

Born in Chongqing, China, Peggy graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Branch Campus of Beijing Foreign Language Institute in 1986. She later obtained an MBA from the Stern School of New York University. She worked for Babcock and Wilcox in fossil generation for years. She completed one of the first Chinese leverage buyouts in the US and arranged a China Non-Ferrous Medal to buy a divested unit of General Motors.

Peggy has won numerous awards, including the Ten Most Influential Businesswomen in Asia award by the Wall Street Journal in 2006 and one of the Ten Best Women CEOs in Ten Years award by China Entrepreneur magazine in 2018.

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If the price of a ticket to the Forum presents a financial hardship, please email entrepreneur@nyu.edu to request a free ticket.

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the accommodation need. Please email entrepreneur@nyu.edu for assistance.

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Details

Date:
March 29
Time:
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyu-female-founders-forum-2024-tickets-800338914237

Venue

NYU Kimmel Center (60 Washington Sq. S.), KC Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor
350 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013 United States

Organizer

NYU Entrepreneurial Institute
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