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2018 Gasser Keynote: Jenny Fleiss

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Jetblack/Code Eight and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway

Saunders College of Business is proud to be hosting our sixth annual Gasser Lecture Series, featuring Jenny Fleiss, CEO and Co-Founder of Code Eight and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway, on October 19 at 2:30 p.m. in Ingle Auditorium. Stay tuned to register to attend her keynote speech and be invited to join a reception afterward at Saunders College. Tickets are free, but are required to attend.

2:15 pm - Doors Open
2:30 - 3:30 pm - Speaker with Q&A in Ingle Auditorium (tickets are free and are required to enter)
3:30 - 4:15 pm - Meet and Greet at Saunders College of Business (no tickets required)

In the case of a sold out event, doors will open to the general public 5 minutes before the start of the event

About Jenny Fleiss

Jenny recently started Code Eight, the first portfolio company within Walmart’s startup incubator. As CEO and Co-Founder of Code Eight, she leads a team focused on developing highly-personalized, one-to-one shopping experiences. Jenny co-founded Rent the Runway, a business that has transformed the retail industry by making designer clothing rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women. During her time at Rent the Runway, Jenny wore many different hats, serving as President, Head of Logistics, Head of Business Development and Head of Special Projects. Jenny remains a Rent the Runway board member and advisor.

Jenny has been honored with numerous recognitions including: Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30”; Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” and “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs”; and Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology”. Prior to Rent the Runway, Jenny worked at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley as part of their Strategic Planning Groups.

She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated Cum Laude from Yale University. She is Co-Founder of the RTR Foundation, a proud advisor to several female-founded startups, serves on the advisory board of the HBS Startup Studio and is a guest lecturer at Yale, Princeton, NYU, Columbia and Harvard Business School. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and three children.

Meet Jenny!

You don't want to miss out! Jenny brings her entrepreneurial spirit to Saunders College of Business immediately following her presentation for a reception for ticket holders where she will be available for photos and autographs. 

For directions and campus maps, visit the Visit Us page for more information. 

About the Gasser Lecture Series

William D. Gasser Lecture Series is an annual speaker series aimed at providing thought-provoking and engaging content for students. Hosted during RIT's Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, the Gasser Lecture Series invites disruptive entrepreneurs and industry-leading business men and women to share their insights on business trends and opportunities. Check out our Gasser Lecture Series Archive page for a history of past speakers and links to video and photo galleries.