Tiffany A. Yu

Millennial Social Entrepreneur // Inclusion and Empowerment Advocate



Hi, I'm Tiffany

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

Named a "change maker to watch", one of "100 visionary leaders", and a "woman of influence", I am the Founder of Diversability (rebranding disability through community) and the Founder of the Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter (monthly micro-grants to disability projects), where I am a speaker, diversity & inclusion community builder, and inclusion and empowerment advocate.

I have been a cryptocurrency investor since 2013 and am an Advisor to an international VC firm.

I've been featured in Forbes, the Guardian, the Ford Foundation, The Wall Street Journal, and more, and have written for Business Insider, Fortune, and Levo League. I'm a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community and The Wall Street Journal's Women of Note.

My previous experience is in web development, corporate finance and corporate development, recruiting, business journalism, and community management. Previously, I was the first San Francisco hire for the venture-backed coliving startup Common and was a corporate development executive at REVOLT TV, the music network from Sean Diddy Combs. I started my career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, where I worked on over $14 billion of announced transactions.

I graduated with honors from Georgetown University and currently live in San Francisco.

headshot of Tiffany Yu wearing rasberry colored top and a gold pendant necklace

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

Designing for Inclusivity, San Francisco, CA, October 2017

Awesome Foundation Summit, Washington, DC, October 2017

3% Conference, New York, NY, November 2017

Recent Speaking Engagements

2016-Present

  • SingularityU Denmark, Guest Speaker, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Stanford University, Guest Speaker, Palo Alto
  • 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
  • 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