Jane Chen

Co-Founder and CEO of Embrace, Social-Good Entrepreneur, Innovation Leader

Jane Marie Chen is a top entrepreneur speaker and the co-founder and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise that aims to help the 15 million premature and low birth-weight babies born every year, through a low-cost infant warmer. Her innovative idea takes the place of costly and technical incubators, allowing her technology to reach more remote villages around the world. Recently, Embrace Innovations launched a new line of baby products, Little Lotus, using the Embrace technology for the US market.

  • Jane Chen`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jane Chen`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California,

  • Jane Chen`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jane Chen`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California,

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Using Design Thinking to Save Lives

How can you save lives? If you’re a doctor you can save one life at a time, but how can you save thousands of lives if there is just one of you? Jane Chen decided to use design thinking, a systematic process for problem-solving. By ...

How can you save lives? If you’re a doctor you can save one life at a time, but how can you save thousands of lives if there is just one of you? Jane Chen decided to use design thinking, a systematic process for problem-solving. By following a process of empathizing, defining, brainstorming, prototyping, testing, and implementing, Jane Chen plans to help the 15 million premature and low birth-weight babies born every year through a low-cost infant warmer  In this talk, Jane walks through the design thinking process and illustrates how she was able to use it at Embrace to develop an innovation that has now saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

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Embracing the Entrepreneurial Journey

In this talk, she walks through the process of creating Embrace, the challenges faced along the way, and key lessons she learned as an entrepreneur.

What is the Cathedral You want to Build?

People dedicate their lives to building Cathedrals that take hundreds of years to complete. They will never see their work come to finality and celebrate their accomplishment. These people work for a cause that is greater than themselves. In this talk, she walks ...

People dedicate their lives to building Cathedrals that take hundreds of years to complete. They will never see their work come to finality and celebrate their accomplishment. These people work for a cause that is greater than themselves.

In this talk, she walks through the process of creating Embrace, how to lead with purpose, and how to think about the purpose of your work and the legacy you want to leave.

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About Keynote Speaker Jane Chen

JANE MARIE CHEN is the co-founder and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise that aims to help the 15 million premature and low birth-weight babies born every year, through a low-cost infant warmer. Her innovative idea takes the place of costly and technical incubators, allowing her technology to reach more remote villages around the world. Recently, Embrace Innovations launched a new line of baby products, Little Lotus, using the Embrace technology for the US market. These products are proven to help babies sleep longer since the blankets and other baby products reduce temperature wavering. For each Little Lotus product sold a reusable Embrace infant warmer will be given to a developing country, saving numerous lives.

Before starting her own non-profit, Chen worked on healthcare issues in developing countries with various non-profit organizations. She started as the Program Director for an HIV/AIDS non-profit organization in China and went on to work for the Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative in Tanzania. She later advised Fortune 500 companies as a management consultant with Monitor Group.

Chen has been a TED Speaker, and was selected as one of Forbes’ Impact 30 in 2011. She has been recognized as the Inspirational Young Alumni of the Year by Pomona College and was featured in Stanford’s “Tradition of Innovation.”  Chen has spoken at numerous international conferences, including the Skoll World Forum and the World Economic Forum. In 2012, Chen was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and was featured in Dove’s “Real Role Models” campaign for women and girls. Chen is a TED Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow, and Rainer Arnhold Fellow.  In 2013, Chen and the other co-founders of Embrace were awarded the prestigious Economist Innovation Award. In the same year, Chen and her co-founder were also recognized as Schwab Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by the World Economic Forum. Chen was selected for Good Housekeeping’s “Awesome Women Awards” in 2016, and was also featured in Town and Country’s “Biggest Philanthropists.”  She was recently honored with the Real Innovation Award from London Business School and Deloitte.

Chen received her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and her Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She received her BA from Pomona College. She is an avid surfer and meditator, and writes a personal blog and a column for Forbes about life lessons learned through surfing and entrepreneurship.  Jane speaks about topics ranging from design thinking, to innovation, to leadership and the entrepreneurial journey.

Testimonials

“Hearing Jane Chen’s talk reminded me of what true courage is about. My team members praised Jane’s talk as “amazing”, “most inspirational” and “by far the best resilience-themed talk I’ve ever heard”. I strongly encourage you to listen to Jane’s story — you will undoubtedly gain a profound perspective on resilience and  optimism to help you face any challenges your organization is trying to tackle.”

Jin Zhang

Director of Engineering, Facebook

“We were so pleased to have had the opportunity to hear Jane’s inspiring presentation.  Her message thoroughly engaged our firm’s management across our 50+ international locations. Jane was also able to draw parallels to our own core values, illustrating how those concepts can be put into demonstrated, highly impactful action. Her reflective lessons regarding leadership truly resonated with our diverse audience.”

Patrick Gallagher

Director at Fragomen

Jane Chen’s personal story of mission, vision, creativity, and grit – all in the face of repeated setbacks, gave our teams real insight into the many facets required for success in innovation. Her story is inspiring, illuminating, and practical. She’s a memorable speaker with practical real world takeaways and an example of the best of what Silicon Valley can foster in the way of entrepreneurship and social good.”

Michele Tapiale

Client Director, Duke Corporate Education

“Jane’s deeply moving and inspiring talk on her journey with Embrace, speaks to courage, curiosity, compassion and community. Her experiences, challenges, setback and triumphs kept our audience of engineers glued to their seats. Jaen’s presentation included hard-earned lessons, along with inspiration for what empathy, purpose, skill development and grit can lead to. Her view of seeing the world through a lens of beauty has left a deep impression on us.”

Rana Chakrabarti

Director of Customer Experience, SAP Academy of Engineering

“We invited Jane to speak at our annual YPO Taipei Symposium, themed ‘Game Changers and Mavericks.’ Jane’s talk made a lasting impact among our members, as she showed how to have both enormous social and business impact in the world.”

Royce Hong

Chapter Chair, YPO Taipei

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Jan 3, 2018

Jane Chen's Entrepreneurship is Saving Babies' Lives

Jane Chen’s social enterprise, Embrace Innovations, is saving babies’ lives in 20 different countries, while keeping your baby healthy and...

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