Businesses in Asia and the Pacific are discovering that putting women in leadership positions is good for business and good for the economy overall.
Investor & entrepreneur, Sarah is Co-Founder of Beyond The Billion (launched as The Billion Dollar Fund for Women), a global consortium of over 100 venture funds and limited partner investors that have pledged to invest beyond $1 billion towards women-founded companies. To date, the consortium has deployed $638 million and counting into close to 800 women-founded companies, of which 9 were recognized as unicorns. Previously, she was on the pioneer team of a corporate venture capital unit within a $13 billion publicly traded Asian conglomerate, investing in later-stage biotechnology companies. Since then, she has been at the forefront of multi-million cross border investments, structuring and executing commercialization plans with her portfolio companies. Named Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and Forbes Under 30 VC, Chen is a globally recognized speaker and strategist on venture capital, startups and women in leadership, having been featured on amongst others, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, Der Spiegel and at the United Nations. Follow her on LinkedIn and Twitter Twitter.
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