Jennifer Hyman

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Jennifer Hyman is an American entrepreneur. Hyman co-founded Rent The Runway and serves as chief executive officer for the company.[1][2] She, alongside Rent the Runaway co-founder Jennifer Fleiss, was named one of the top 100 more influential women in technology by Fast Company in 2011.[3]


Personal life and education [edit]

Jennifer Hyman grew up in New Rochelle, New York.[4] She graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1998.[5] Hyman attended Harvard Business School, which is where she met Jennifer Fleiss.[3] She earned her MBA at Harvard. She lives in the West Village neighborhood of New York City.[4]

Work [edit]

She worked as a manager for IMG, Starwood Hotels and Wedding Channel.[4] Hyman co-founded Rent The Runway, a website that allows users to rent fashion items such as clothing and shoes, in 2009 with Jennifer Fleiss.[3] In 2011, Fast Company named her and Fleiss as two of the top 100 most influential women in tech.[3] Crains declared her one of their 40 under forty in business, in 2012.[1] She was also chosen, alongside Fleiss, as one of the top 40 under 40 by Fortune.[6]

References [edit]

  1. ^ a b Pasquarelli, Adrianne. "Where is Jennifer Hyman now? Chief executive, Rent the Runway". 40 Under Forty. Crains. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Bosker, Bianca. "Rent The Runway CEO Shares Best Advice She's Received: 'Just Do It'". Women in Tech. Huffington Post. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Evans, Suzy. "Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss". 2011 Most Influential Women in Technology. Fast Company. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Lapowsky, Issie. "The Way I Work: Jennifer Hyman, Rent the Runway". Managing Creativity. Inc. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Meltzer, Marisa. "The Prom Dress Moves Into the Designer Leagues". Fashion & Style. The New York Times. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Keating, Caitlin. "29. Jennifer Hyman & Jennifer Carter Fleiss". 40 Under 40. Fortune. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 

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