Tiffany A. Yu

Millennial Entrepreneur // Inclusion and Empowerment Advocate



Hi, I'm Tiffany

My purpose is to foster communities that empower people of all abilities to dream bigger and do great things.

I am a speaker, social impact entrepreneur, diversity & inclusion community builder, and inclusion and empowerment advocate. I am the CEO & Founder of Diversability (rebranding disability through community) and the Founder of the Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter (monthly micro-grants for disability projects, $19.5k granted to projects in 5 countries).

I've been named one of the "100 most influential Asian Americans of 2017," one of "100 visionary leaders," and a "women of influence" honoree. I've been featured in Marie Claire, Forbes, the Guardian, the Ford Foundation, and The Wall Street Journal, and have spoken at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, TEDx, and Harvard. You can find my writing in the World Economic Forum, Business Insider, Fortune, and Levo League.

My previous experience is in web development, corporate finance and corporate development, recruiting, business journalism, and community management. Previously, I served as an Advisor to an international venture capital firm and worked at Bloomberg and venture-backed startups in real estate and music. I started my career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, where I was ranked in the top of my peer group and worked on over $14 billion of announced transactions.

I graduated with honors from Georgetown University, am pursuing my Executive Master's degree at the London School of Economics, and currently live in San Francisco.

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Speaking

As an advocate for women in business/leadership and disability inclusion, I have spoken internationally at colleges, conferences, nonprofits and other public events. I would love to speak at your next event. Contact me to get started.

Upcoming

TEDxGeorgetown, Washington, DC, October 2018

Collective Impact Forum, Chicago, IL, May 2019

Recent Speaking Engagements

2017-Present

  • Tech Inclusion, "Disability is Diversity," Speaker, San Francisco, CA
  • CMX Summit, "Self-Care Isn't Selfish," Speaker, Portland, OR
  • World Economic Forum Global Shapers Shape North America, "Pretty Little Lies," Workshop Leader, Sacramento, CA
  • Stanford University, Guest Speaker, Stanford, CA
  • Women's Catalyst, Catalyst Conversations, Speaker, San Francisco, CA
  • Georgetown University Women's Forum, "Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Alumnae Changing Their Industries and Changing the World," Panelist, Washington, DC
  • TEDxBethesda, The Power of Exclusion, Speaker, Bethesda, MD
  • BBYO International Convention, (2 Sessions) Creating Inclusive Environments for All, Stories from Social Entrepreneurs, Speaker, Orlando, FL
  • World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, (5 Sessions) Big Ideas: Disability Beyond Health, Decoding Biases: Diversity by Design, Stop to Think: Selfie Culture, Designing for All Abilities, Let's Talk About Disability, Speaker, Davos, Switzerland
  • #ThriveWorldwide, Speaker, San Francisco, CA
  • 3% Conference, Covering, Moderator, New York, NY
  • Awesome Foundation Summit, Lightning Talk, Washington, DC
  • Designing for Inclusivity, Panelist, San Francisco, CA
  • SingularityU Denmark, Guest Speaker, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Stanford University, Guest Speaker, Palo Alto
  • "What's the Right Thing to Do?" with Harvard Professor Michael Sandel, Partcipant, Oropos, Greece
  • Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco
  • America’s Promise Alliance, The Summit for America’s Future, Speaker, NYC (other speakers included President Bill Clinton, Gen. Colin Powell, Alma Powell, and more)
  • IgnitionOne Salon Series, Diversity in Tech: Breaking the Mold, Panelist, San Francisco
  • World Economic Forum Global Shapers - Sacramento Hub, Featured Speaker, Virtual

2016

  • Resumes are Dead. Cover letters are Dead. How Personal Branding will get you a Job., Panelist, NYC
  • StartingBloc Institute NY'16, Workshop Leader, NYC
  • World Merit Merit360, Opening Night Speaker, Honesdale, PA
  • ShaperTalk, SHAPE North America 2016, Start Your Side Hustle, Speaker, Minneapolis, MN
  • Wonder Women Tech 2016, Why Millennials are Poised to Save the World, Panelist, Long Beach, CA
  • CreativeMornings Amsterdam: Broken, Featured Speaker, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Thousand Network Talks, Switzerland
  • Diversability Unplugged at the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center, Speaker, NYC
  • Georgetown University, Life After Georgetown: Disability in the Workplace, Panelist, Washington, DC
  • The Lady Project Summit 2016, Workshop, Providence, RI
  • Harvard weCODE Conference, Founder Video, Virtual
  • In Good Company Founders Friday, Featured Speaker, NYC
  • Hive Global Leaders Program Unconference, Workshop, San Francisco, CA
  • #a11ynyc New York City Accessibility and Inclusive Design, Featured Speaker, NYC

2014-2015

  • ConnectorCon, The Evolving Technology Around Connecting, Moderator, NYC
  • NYU Smart Woman Securities Careers in Finance, Panelist, NYC
  • In Good Company Everyday Leadership Series, Why We MUST Build a Richer, More Reflective and Inclusive Experience of Entrepreneurship, Panelist, NYC
  • Women’s Freedom Conference #WFC2015, Crushing It in the Boardroom: 7 Hacks for Success in Finance/Business, Speaker, Virtual
  • Illicit Mind’s #ShesABadass Brunch, Theme: Disrupt, Speaker, NYC
  • Ignite Gotham The New Workplace: People, Tools & Spaces, The New Normal, Speaker, NYC
  • Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association East Coast Conference, Connect Directly, Workshop, Philadelphia
  • Harvard Law School, Diversity and Disability, Panelist, Cambridge, MA
  • NYU Smart Woman Securities, An Inside Look: Wall Street Recruiting, Keynote, NYC

Press Highlights

I have been featured in Forbes, the Guardian, the Ford Foundation, The Wall Street Journal, and more.