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Shirley Leung

2016 Speaker

SHIRLEY LEUNG is a columnist at The Boston Globe, writing on everything from the cost of the Olympics, to gender issues in the workplace. She was a 2015 finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for commentary and a speaker at TedxAmherst. Leung also appears every Friday on Boston Public Radio at WGBH 89.7 FM. She is a regular contributor to New England Cable News, WGBH­TV’s “Greater Boston,” and “Beat the Press.” Previously, Leung was the Globe’s business editor overseeing daily coverage and helped launch Top Places to Work magazine. On her watch, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers named the Globe’s business section one of the best in the country. Prior to the Globe, she was a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal and her hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun. A graduate of Princeton University, Leung is a working mom with two young sons. @leung