Jennifer Hyman is an American entrepreneur and CEO who has made a name for herself as a leader in the technology and fashion industries. With her innovative approach to leadership and her unwavering commitment to empowering women, Jennifer has become an inspiration to many.
Early Life and Education
Jennifer was born in New Rochelle, New York, in 1981. She was raised in a family of entrepreneurs and learned the value of hard work and determination from an early age. Jennifer went on to attend Harvard University, where she studied Anthropology and graduated magna cum laude in 2002. She then went on to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School in 2009.
Career and Achievement
After completing her law degree, Jennifer worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Mark L. Wolf in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She later went on to work as an analyst for the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where she focused on the retail industry. In 2009, Jennifer co-founded the company Rent the Runway with her friend Jennifer Fleiss.
Rent the Runway is an online service that allows women to rent designer dresses and accessories for special occasions. The company quickly gained popularity and expanded to include a subscription service for everyday wear. Today, Rent the Runway has more than 11 million members and has raised over $190 million in funding.
As CEO of Rent the Runway, Jennifer has been recognized for her innovative leadership style and her commitment to empowering women. She has been named one of Fortune's "40 Under 40," Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business," and Forbes' "World's 100 Most Powerful Women."
In addition to her work at Rent the Runway, Jennifer is also a founding member of theBoardlist, an organization that aims to increase gender diversity on corporate boards. She serves on the board of directors for the fashion company Ralph Lauren and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Personality and Value
Jennifer is known for her entrepreneurial spirit, her innovative leadership style, and her commitment to empowering women. She believes in creating a workplace culture that encourages risk-taking and innovation, and she is committed to promoting gender diversity in the workplace. Jennifer is also a strong advocate for women's health and wellness and has been open about her own struggles with endometriosis. She is known for being a supportive and empathetic leader who encourages her employees to take ownership of their work and pursue their passions. Jennifer's commitment to her team and her values has earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and peers.