Villy Wang had a crazy dream: to create a new kind of social enterprise that helps kids who, like her, grew up in the projects. Raised by an immigrant single mother in NYC, Villy’s desire to tell her Mom’s story forged a passion for using digital media arts to capture stories untold and to ultimately start a business to end racism, one story at a time. Leveraging her impressive 25+year background in banking, law, education, media, and nonprofit management, Villy and her team at BAYCAT have been changing not only the stories that get told, but the storytellers who get to tell them. Villy is a Bay Area Jefferson Award winner, a TED Speaker, named one of 2017’s Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by SF Business Times, and President of the SF Film Commission. She earned a double BA in Engineering and Economics from Brown University, JD degree from Northwestern University and her teaching credential from San Francisco State University.