JANE CHEN

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, EMBRACE INNOVATIONS
@janemariechen

Jane Chen is the co-founder and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise start-up that aims to help the 20 million premature and low birth-weight babies born every year, through a low-cost infant warmer. The Embrace infant warmer costs about 1 per cent of a traditional incubator and is estimated to have helped over 200,000 babies to date. Most recently, Embrace Innovations launched a new line of baby products (Little Lotus Baby), which uses NASA inspired technology to keep babies at the perfect temperature so they can sleep better. Prior to Embrace, Chen worked with non-profit organisations on healthcare issues in developing countries. She spent several years as the program director of a start-up HIV/AIDS non-profit in China (Chi Heng Foundation) and worked for the Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative in Tanzania. She also worked at Monitor Group as a management consultant, advising Fortune 500 companies.