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Virginia Tan is the co-founder and president of Lean In China. Lean In China is a professional development platform for women. Its 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, there are 20 cities and 50 universities which have set up Lean In China communities.

Virginia also co-founded Her Startup in 2015, the first cross border startup competition for women tech entrepreneurs, as well as She Loves Tech, a global initiative focusing on technology by women and technology for women. She is also the founding partner of Teja Ventures, a venture capital fund targeting women-impact early stage ventures in Asia. She has spoken at UNICEF, Baidu, General Electric, Bloomberg, the British Council, Facebook, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, Tsinghua University, Singapore Management University, etc and has been filmed by BBC, Reuters, CCTV and Vice.

Prior to co-founding Lean In China and other ventures, Virginia was an experienced finance lawyer for more than 8 years, and has worked in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America. She will share her experiences transitioning from corporate life to entrepreneurship, navigating cross-cultural differences as a Singaporean in China, and lessons she has learnt as a social entrepreneur.


  • Virginia Tan (Co-founder and President of Lean In China)

    Virginia Tan

    Co-founder and President of Lean In China