Annie Wang, Co-founder, Chief Product Officer, and Creative Director of HerCampus.com
"I remember being deeply inspired after hearing a talk by Haley van Dyck, co-founder of the United States Digital Service (USDS), a 'start-up' inside the White House building services for the American people that work better and cost less. As someone obsessed with productivity and efficiency, I was encouraged to see this shared 'get stuff done, get it done well' mentality effectively foster bipartisan cooperation toward a shared vision of better functioning government for all citizens. Her example reminded me of how rewarding it is to do meaningful work with societal impact, and that there truly are ways we can make the world a better place for everyone."
Annie and her two female co-founders met as undergrads at @Harvard and later founded @HerCampus, an online magazine geared to female college students.