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Abigail Hing Wen

Board Member

"With a knack for trying and succeeding at new things," according to Forbes, Abigail has been described by Pop Culturist as “one of the voices of her generation.” 

Abigail is a New York Times best selling author, a film producer and a woman-in-tech leader specializing in artificial intelligence, as well as a wife and mother of two. Abigail is a frequent speaker on topics of leadership, equity, representation, ethics and creative careers, including Talks at Google, the California Commonwealth Club (with Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland and Deb Liu, CEO Ancestry), META, Facebook AI, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Target, Twitch, Munger Tolle, the Barnes & Noble podcast, a virtual talk with Lea Salonga, as well as Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth and Berkeley among other venues.


Abigail penned the New York Times best selling novel, Loveboat, Taipei and companion novels Loveboat Reunion and Loveboat Forever (forthcoming fall 2023). She serves as executive producer for the film adaptation Love in Taipei, forthcoming from Paramount Plus this summer. She and her work have been profiled in print and tv, including Entertainment Weekly, Bloomberg TV, Forbes, Fortune, Cosmopolitan, The Hollywood Reporter, Seventeen, NBCNews, NBC Bay Area, ABC7 and the World Journal.

Abigail holds a BA from Harvard, where she took coursework in film, ethnic studies and government. She also holds a JD from Columbia and MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

She published her first novel after ten years of writing by night and working by day in a successful career as a leader in law, venture capital and artificial intelligence. In her career in tech, she has negotiated multibillion dollar deals on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, worked in venture capital and hosted Intel’s Artificial Intelligence podcast featuring leading industry experts including Andrew Ng, Facebook's Chief AI Scientist Yann LeCun and US Congresswoman Robin Kelly. She also served with the Partnership on AI. Forbes describes her as, “One of the most respected voices in fairness and AI.”

Kisses, Codes and Conspiracies (Macmillan August 13, 2024), a YA thriller and romantic comedy, is her fourth novel. Her forthcoming works include multiple novels for young people, including a graphic novel exploring cognitive diversity in an intergenerational Asian American family, as well as original film and TV projects. Abigail lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Abigail Hing Wen
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