Jennifer Hyman

Inquire below to book Jennifer Hyman

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Rent the Runway

* Featured Speakers
Business Leaders
College & University
Founders / CEOs
Inspiring Women
Women Business Leaders
Women's Empowerment
New & Noteworthy Jennifer Hyman is named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2019

Jennifer Hyman: Biography at a Glance

  • Jennifer Hyman is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway, an 11 million-member startup that pioneered dynamic ownership in the fashion industry by enabling women to rent designer clothing.
  • In 2021, Rent the Runway, one of only 20 female-led "unicorn" companies in the U.S. to achieve a $1B valuation, went public.
  • Leads a team of 1800 people that is 93% female and non-white, honored as a top company to launch one's career and identified as one of "The Best Places to Work" in New York.
  • One of the most accomplished startup leaders in the U.S. having raised over $525M from top venture capitalists and honored with recognitions like the TIME "100 Most Influential People in the World", Forbes "12 Most Disruptive Names in Business", Fortune's "Most Powerful Female Entrepreneurs", "Trailblazers", "40 under 40" and Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business."
  • Founded the Rent the Runway Foundation, a non-profit organization to empower and scale female entrepreneurs; serves on the Board of Directors of The Estee Lauder Companies, the Advisory Board, and is a Founding Member of the NYSE Board Advisory Council. Advisor and Investor in many high-growth startups throughout the U.S.




Jennifer Hyman serves as the CEO of Rent the Runway (RTR), which she co-founded in 2009 while a business student at Harvard. RTR is transforming the way modern women get dressed by enabling women to rent clothing. RTR has not only become a $1 billion business—a valuation fewer than 20 women-owned companies in the U.S. have ever reached—but also did so when Jennifer was nine months pregnant. Jennifer is a mission-driven leader and has built Rent the Runway from an idea into a high-growth company with one of the most beloved brands in the country.  Her proudest accomplishment has been to equalize benefits for her salaried and hourly workers and to become a national advocate of business leaders' responsibility to become moral leaders. Ms. Hyman serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies and Zalando, and is a Founding Member of the NYSE Board Advisory Council, which champions increased board diversity.


Experiential Marketing – The New Frontier:arrow-down
  • The Material Economy vs. The Experience Economy
  • The Experience Economy & Expanding the Market
The Dress is just the Beginning – Building a Lasting Relationship with Your Customer

I wish all of our sessions could be like Jenn's. Members were super engaged and hovering into their cameras to listen -- nothing but positive feedback from them. 


Check Availability

For speaker-related inquiries, email, or send us a message using the form below.

United States