Embrace CEO to serve as GRU’s spring commencement speaker

AUGUSTA, Ga.- More than 1,000 students are expected to participate in Georgia Regents University’s commencement exercises on May 8, at 2 p.m. at the James Brown Arena.

This year’s speaker will be Jane Chen, a TED Senior Fellow and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise that developed an innovative baby incubator solution designed to address the global infant mortality in developing countries.

With a career that includes a blend of business and social sector experience, Chen has worked with several non-profit organizations to shed light on the healthcare issues in developing worlds.

She spent several years as the program director of a startup HIV/AIDS nonprofit in China and assisted with the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Health Access Initiative to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Tanzania.

Chen is also the former management consultant for Monitor Group where she advised Fortune 500 companies with strategy development, marketing, and acquisitions.

Recently, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and she was profiled by the Dove Real Role Model campaign for her Embrace work.

Chen holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University. She also received her bachelor’s degree from Pomona College.