Tiffany Yu is a social impact entrepreneur and community builder. She is the CEO & Founder of Diversability, an award-winning social enterprise to rebrand disability through the power of community. She is also the Founder of the Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter, a monthly micro-grant for disability projects that has awarded $22,500 to 23 projects in 6 countries. She also serves on the Leadership Committee to plan for San Francisco's first Disability Cultural Center.
Early Life & Education
Tiffany started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs , working on over $14 billion of announced transactions. She has been a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community since 2015. She was also the Director of Business Development for Sean "Diddy" Combs' Revolt TV.
In 2009, Tiffany founded Diversability, a social movement that fosters communities to rebrand disability by encouraging people to connect, showcase, and think critically about disability as a core part of the diversity conversation. Founding it while she was in her senior year at Georgetown, Yu won the 2009 Reimagine Georgetown Grant as a result of the creating the movement. Diversability's community grew to almost 400 members through 2014.
Yu re-launched the brand 2015 and has since held the title of CEO.
She founding the company, Yu has been featured in Marie Claire , The Guardian , the The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes , and has spoken at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos and Stanford University .
In 2018, she gave her first TED Talk entitled, "The Power of Exclusion." In it, she explains what can be the most challenging aspect of disability, and how it's propelled her into a life of community building.[+] In 2019, she gave her second TED Talk, "The Truths About Being A Pioneer."
Awards & Accomplishments
Tiffany Yu has been named one of the "100 most influential Asian Americans of 2017," one of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition's Hall of Fame (2018), and a "women of influence" honoree.