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Tyra Banks


Chairman and CEO
The Tyra Banks Company
Tyra Banks is the Supermodel, Super Entrepreneur and Super CEO of our time. As an original Victoria’s Secret angel, the first African-American model to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and the creator/executive producer of longest-running fashion-reality show, America’s Next Top Model (ANTM), Tyra has made it her life’s mission to expand the definition of beauty.

As Tyra continues to grow her own brand, she commits herself to empowering women everywhere to advance their own as well, ultimately becoming the CEOs of their own lives. Her entrepreneurial passion and spirit are personified with Fierce Capital, her investment firm focusing on and supporting early-stage technology and lifestyle companies that are female-led or female-focused.  In 2012, she graduated from the Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School to launch TYRA Beauty in 2015. Recently, she was professor at Stanford University teaching a graduate class on creating and protecting personal brand. 

Speaking in:

Tuesday Sep 26
8:00 - 9:15 AM
Main Stage

What do a supermodel-turned-businesswoman and the world's leading entertainment conglomerate have in common? Tyra Banks and The Walt Disney Company both have remarkable stories of transformation.

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