Executive Women Announce Speaker For May 1 WILA Event

Executive Women of the Palm Beaches has long been known for having top international female business leaders keynote the annual Women in Leadership Award luncheon. For the 32nd annual event, EWPB is excited to announce a speaker well-known within the entrepreneurial and fashion communities.

Jennifer Hyman is chief executive officer and co-founder of Rent the Runway, a business that has transformed the retail industry by making designer dress and accessory rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women.

On Friday, May 1, Hyman is set to address the large crowd during the WILA luncheon at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion.

The Women in Leadership Awards are presented annually in recognition of local women who have sustained outstanding accomplishments and displayed generosity of spirit, commitment to integrity and diversity, and genuine connectedness with others in the community. Three women will be honored for their outstanding accomplishments within the realms of volunteer, private and public sector service.

Since Rent the Runway’s launch in November 2009, Hyman has managed all areas of the business, while also serving as a company spokesperson. She was named as the chief marketing officer of Fortune magazine’s “Executive Dream Team” and has been honored with numerous recognitions. “Jennifer perfectly embodies our organization’s core values of leadership, integrity, empowerment and collaboration,” said Charlotte Pelton, president of EWPB. “We are very much looking forward to her sharing her pearls of entrepreneurial wisdom.”

Hyman received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and master’s of business administration degree from Harvard Business School. She lives in New York City, where she is a Bloomberg Fellow, a TechStars mentor, and a member of both the Entrepreneurship Board at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Women in Business Board at Harvard University.

Chairing the 2015 WILA event is Natalie Alvarez, with Sandra Close Turnquest as co-chair. Tickets are $115 for EWPB members, $130 for guests and $75 for students. Sponsorship tickets are also available. For tickets or sponsorships, call Jessica Clasby at (561) 868-7070 or e-mail info@ewpb.org.

ABOVE: Jennifer Hyman