Databird Business Journal | June 08, 2021
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Anya Cheng is a global eCommerce marketing and product management leader. Her experience includes working for Facebook as a Product Lead of Connected eCommerce and Head of Marketing, Wi-Fi Tech and Innovation. She has also held leadership positions at eBay, Target and at McDonald's tech headquarters in Silicon Valley. She helped build and launch Facebook/Instagram Shopping in 2019. Anya’s previous teams included 50+ app product managers, UX/UI designers, software and data engineers, marketers, analysts/data scientists and monetization/ad tech managers.
She is currently an Adjunct Lecturer of Marketing and Product Management at Northwestern University and the founder and CEO of Taelor, an artificial intelligence-powered clothing rental startup in Silicon Valley. Anya is an active member of the Mentor and Entrepreneur-In-Residence of 500 Startups, which is a top accelerator in the world. She is also the author of a best-selling career book, a TEDx speaker, and a social media influencer with 40k followers.
Anya was named to a Girls in Tech 40 Under 40 list in 2018 and nominated as a Marketer of the Year by Min Magazine U.S. in 2013. She and her portfolio have also been the winner of more than 20 awards, including a Webby Award for Best Shopping App, The Communicator Award, the Rising Star Award in the Social Network category by Mobile Village, as well as Honorable Mention for the Integrated Marketing Award by Min Magazine.