Meet Virginia Tan: Keynote Speaker at IPWS Leadership Summit 2017


On June 2nd, IPWS is proud to bring you the second annual IPWS Leadership Summit right here in Shanghai. It will be a professional & personal development experience like no other, giving you the chance to hear high-profile speakers, participate in innovative workshops, and meet and network with China’s top female leaders and influencers.

We are very glad to present Virginia Tan, Co-founder and President of Lean In China, as one of the Keynote Speakers for the day.

As one of 22,000 global female associations created by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In China’s mission is to empower Chinese women to pursue their goals and aspirations. It actively builds communities for women to thrive across China, promoting a culture of mentorship, leadership and mutual support. At present the platform has over 80,000 members across more than 25 cities and 50 universities in China.

Virginia also founded the Her Startup competition in 2015, the first global tech entrepreneurship competition for female founders, which held 12 rounds across China, USA and South East Asia. She is also a founding partner of Teja Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in technologies and startups emerging out of the Her Startup competition, to address the funding needs of women entrepreneurs as well as seeking to use technology as a bridge to build deeper ties between East and West as well as encourage social innovation in China.

Virginia’s background is in law and finance, where she was an experienced finance lawyer for more than 8 years specialising on strategic investment in the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors in emerging and frontier markets, and has worked in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America representing governments, large corporates and financial institutions for 2 magic circle firms. She moved to Beijing to work on investments related to the “One Belt One Road” initiative representing Chinese state owned companies and banks. She is deeply passionate about using capital and expertise from the private sector as a tool for facilitating sustainable development in developing countries. She has extensive experience advising pro bono NGOs and charities on social financing and commercial issues.

View Virginia’s full LinkedIn profile here.

We are so pleased to include Virginia Tan in our line-up of amazing speakers at this year’s IPWS Leadership Summit. Don’t miss your chance to learn and be inspired, so make sure to get your ticket – now available HERE.