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Julie Wainwright

Julie Wainwright is an e-commerce pioneer who founded The RealReal in 2011, bringing authenticated luxury consignment online. She has changed the way people buy and sell high- end luxury across all categories and is helping create a more sustainable future for fashion.

In addition, Wainwright raised sizable venture capital funding, built a membership of millions, sold millions of items to date and took The RealReal public in 2019. She is one of 20 women in history to found and lead a company through to an IPO. Wainwright has been at the helm of leading tech companies for more than 20 years, notably as CEO of and

She is a frequent speaker, advisor, supporter of nonprofits and education, and the recipient of numerous awards including Entrepreneur’s Most Daring Entrepreneurs.