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Jennifer Hyman    

Award-Winning Co-Founder & CEO of Rent the Runway, Gender Equality Advocate

Jennifer Hyman serves as the CEO of Rent the Runway (RTR), which she co-founded in 2009 while a business student at Harvard. RTR is transforming the way modern women get dressed by enabling women to rent clothing. RTR has not only become a $1 billion business—a valuation fewer than 20 women-owned companies in the U.S. have ever reached—but also did so when Hyman was nine months pregnant. Hyman is a mission-driven leader and has built Rent the Runway from an idea into a high-growth company with one of the most beloved brands in the country.

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.

Hyman serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies and Zalando, and is a Founding Member of the NYSE Board Advisory Council, which champions increased board diversity.

Speech Topics

The Dress is just the Beginning – Building a Lasting Relationship with Your Customer

Experiential Marketing – The New Frontier:

  • The Material Economy vs. The Experience Economy
  • The Experience Economy expanding the market
  • A new focus on the experience increases personal comfort in renting and decreases importance of ownership


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“Shopping offline is often tedious,” says Rent the Runway CEO and co-founder Jennifer Hyman. “For a busy woman with a packed life, she needs a reason to ...
Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, Co-founders of Rent the Runway
Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, co-founders of Rent the Runway, tell us how to stand out of the crowd and be a style trendsetter.

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