September 2 - 3, 2020


Converge. Create. Elevate.


Co-founder and President, Global Mentor Network


Entrepreneur, board member, company advisor and seven-time Emmy award winning journalist Thuy Vu has more than two decades of experience in media, content strategy, public reputation and trust building, and solid communication of complex issues. She has used her extensive media experience and deep public affairs knowledge to help private and public companies improve their communications, branding, social media, crisis management and CSR efforts. </p> Thuy is currently co-founder and President of the Global Mentor Network, democratizing talent development through mentorship at scale and building more transformational leaders. Previously, she was the sole anchor of “KQED Newsroom,” an in-depth interview program featuring newsmakers and thought leaders airing on one of the nation’s largest and most respected public media stations. She has also been an anchor and reporter at NPR and the affiliates of ABC, CBS and Fox networks. She holds a B.S. with Honors in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley. </p> Thuy currently serves as Chairwoman and founding board member of The RealReal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The RealReal publicly traded company. She has also been on the Advisory Board at DocuSign, where she provided feedback as the company continued to expand its products beyond its core e-signature service. Prior to DocuSign, Thuy was on the Advisory Board for Women Founders and Funders (WFFConnect), connecting women founders with investors while providing them with resources to grow successful companies. In 2017, WFF was acquired by WorldWideWomen, a privately held California-based company. For nearly nine years, Thuy was a Board Director for the Asian Pacific Fund, a community foundation addressing the needs of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most vulnerable Asian Americans. </p> In 2019, she was recognized with a Community Leadership Award from the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. The group’s previous honorees include legendary architect I.M. Pei, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang. Thuy immigrated from Vietnam as a refugee at the end of the war. In 2017, she was named by the San Jose Mercury News and the East Bay Times as one of the Bay Area’s most Inspiring Women. Her numerous speaking appearances include the Clinton Global Initiative Conference in Miami and the Bay Area Women’s Summit, where she shared the stage with President Obama’s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and former U.S. Treasurer Rosa Rios.