Jane Chen is the co-founder and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise that aims to help the millions of vulnerable babies born every year in developing countries through a low-cost infant warmer. The Embrace Infant Warmer costs less than 1% of a traditional incubator, and has helped over 50,000 babies to date. The company's vision is to create a line of affordable healthcare technologies for women and children around the world. The device requires no electricity, has no moving parts, is portable and is safe and intuitive to use.
Chen has spent years working on health issues in the developing world. She is a TED Senior Fellow, and was selected as one of Forbes' Impact 30 in 2011. She was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012, and a Schwab Social Entrepreneur in 2013. She and her co-founders recently won the 2013 Economist Innovation Award.
Jane's leadership is inspired by her love for the ocean, surfing, and meditation. Read more about it in her blog: www.hangingzen.wordpress.com