Author of Disruptors, Venture Investor, and Founder of Unfold
Kunal Mehta is a Venture Investor with Hearst Ventures in New York City. Kunal is the author of Disruptors & Finding Genius, the founder of Unfold and a former strategy associate for the non-profit charity: water. For Disruptors and Finding Genius, Kunal has spoken with the founders and investors of several game-changing companies such as Uber, Airbnb, Twitter, Pinterest, Foursquare, and charity: water to reveal the failures and struggles founders face when attempting to launch their own ventures. Kunal has been invited to speak at over 60 universities including Stanford, Harvard, Duke, MIT, Wharton School of Business and Columbia Business School. Kunal began his career at J.P. Morgan and graduated from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Vice President Women's Fashion Director, RTW+ Beauty at Macy's Inc.
Lauren has always loved fashion, obsessed with fashion is probably more like it. As early as she can remember she used to have playdates in her closet where the activity was “making outfits”- fortunately all of that “playing” has paid off. As she grew up and started working and interning as a would be college student at the George Washington University all of her focus was on Fashion. Ironically enough, Lauren’s first internship was actually in the Macy’s fashion office which soon led to other opportunities at Conde Nast and Intermix NYC. All of her past experiences have led her to where she is today at Macy’s. At Macy’s Lauren takes her love of creating outfits and translates that to the Macy’s customer. Her love and passion for the product is what drives all of her decisions with the merchant and product teams. Her vast background with designers and brands from all over the world come with relationships that Lauren holds dear and looks to bring to Macy’s.
Executive Director of The Girl Project, Glamour Magazine
Tara Abrahams is an advocate for girls and women globally and currently serves as the executive director of The Girl Project at Glamour, the brand’s philanthropic initiative to support girls’ secondary education around the world. Tara previously served as president and deputy director of Girl Rising, a global movement and innovative feature film that raise awareness about the importance of educating girls in developing nations. More recently, Tara worked with Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to close the gender gap in the technology sector, and with International Center for Research on Women, the leading research institution focused on gender issues around the world. Prior to her work with Girl Rising, Tara served as the founding director of the Maverick Capital Foundation, a strategy consultant at The Bridgespan Group, and a managing director at Acelero Learning. Tara began her career as the founding New York director of Health Leads, an organization that mobilizes undergraduate volunteers to implement programs to improve the health of low-income children and families.