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Jennifer Hyman

Jennifer Hyman
Jennifer
Hyman

CEO and Co-Founder
Rent the Runway
Jennifer Hyman is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rent the Runway, a company that is disrupting the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by pioneering dynamic ownership and powering women to feel their best every day. Valued at $1B, Rent the Runway is one of the few female-founded, female-led companies in history to reach this milestone. In her role, Jennifer sets the strategic priorities and leads the company in growing all areas of the business. She co-founded Rent the Runway in 2009 and has since raised over $525 million in capital, growing the business to over 11 million members, 1,800 employees and 650+ designer brands.

In 2015, Jennifer co-founded the Rent the Runway Foundation to help female entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. build scalable, high-growth companies. She is an investor and advisor to a diverse group of startups throughout the U.S. and is passionate about diversifying entrepreneurship.

Jennifer has been honored with recognitions like the “TIME 100” most influential people in the world and Fortune’s “40 under 40.” Rent the Runway has been named to CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” list five times in the past ten years. Her proudest accomplishment has been to equalize benefits for her salaried and hourly workers and to become a national advocate of business leaders' responsibility to become moral leaders.

Prior to Rent the Runway, Jennifer was the Director of Business Development at IMG, a sales leader at WeddingChannel.com and an intrapreneur at Starwood Hotels. She recognized the “experience economy” early and created the country’s first honeymoon registry, which was recognized on the Oprah Winfrey Show for its innovation.

Ms. Hyman serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies, on the Women.nyc Advisory Board and is a Founding Member of the NYSE Board Advisory Council. She received her BA from Harvard University cum laude and MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Sunday Jan 12
3:30 - 4:30 PM
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SAP QualtricsXM Theatre, Level 1
With consumers expecting increasingly seamless shopping experiences, who is meeting consumers where they are, instore, online or in-home? In consecutive interviews, hear from three CEOs who are setting the vision and raising the bar by meeting... Read more