On the Path to Building a Kinder, Safer Internet

Published on March 20, 2021

Meet Tiffany Xingyu Wang, the co-founder of the OASIS Consortium, an advocacy and standards group backing a safer and kinder internet. Together with her team, the group is on a mission to create a global standard for how consumers can interact online safely with their brands. In addition to her efforts with OASIS, Wang has deep experience building communities and trading commodities globally. She has been featured on numerous international television programs.

The OASIS Consortium represents Openness Accountability Security Innovation Sustainability. Under this umbrella, they have three pillars: privacy by design, safety by design, plus diversity, equity and inclusion by design.

~Tiffany Xingyu Wang

OASIS was launched in the summer of 2020 in response to the increasing vitriol online as “trolls,” hiding behind their anonymity, spew hate speech and language that is affecting the mental health of consumers. As the lines between social, dating, gaming and educational platforms become more blurred, the future of the internet is at stake. Without a watchdog organization like OASIS, that future is in peril.

Wang and her team are currently drafting a standard and seeking input from those who work for the Big Tech platforms and want to lend their insights into a set of guidelines that could work for emerging brands as well as established ones. Her mentor said that, “Life is not a marathon – it is a triathlon,” a fitting musing given the different career paths that Wang has pursued. “A founder’s journey is lonely and you will have ups and downs,” she said, “You need a community around you to give you insights and to support you.”

Her advice for the next generation of women in tech? She encourages everyone to ask themselves one, simple question.

Would you regret it if you didn’t do it?

Tiffany Xingyu Wang

Hear more of Wang’s insights and reflections on her journey passed and what lies ahead for her future on our Grit Daily Like a Boss podcast below, or anywhere that content is streamed.

Dr. Loralyn Mears is a Columnists and Podcast host at Grit Daily. She is a content marketer, founder of the HRtech startup, STEERus, specializing in personalized training and coaching in soft skills. In her consultancy practice, she helps companies with their go-to-market strategies, content and more. Loralyn spent over a decade playing with mosquito DNA, got her PhD, decided she would rather market science than be at the bench and has never looked back. Along the way, she’s wined and dined her way around the globe. She's authored two books, including the 2018 Gold Medal Indie Book award-winning, One Sip At a Time: a Memoir and the hard science thriller, "The Battle for Humanity: How Science Saved Us."  Check out Grit Daily's LIKE A BOSS podcast which features fascinating guests with snappy insights!

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