Iris Kuo is a writer, journalist and the chief executive of LedBetter, a data and assessments startup that tracks how companies progress on diversity and equal opportunity. They previously launched the The Gender Equality Index, a ranked database detailing gender parity in the leadership of over 2,000 of the world's biggest consumer brands. LedBetter's work has been covered in Fortune, Forbes, CBS News and CNNMoney among others.
Iris’s reporting and writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Atlantic. She has been named by Refinery29 as one of the leading women working towards gender equality. She is a former Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University and currently holds a fellowship at the Tara Health Foundation, where she continues to develop LedBetter’s mission to bring transparency and accountability to workplace equity.
Iris has spoken about racial and gender equity and entrepreneurship on NPR and at Northwestern University, University of California - Berkeley, Columbia University, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) national convention and other conferences. She holds an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, where she also attended Columbia Business School, and bachelor degrees in business and arts & performance from the University of Texas at Dallas.