Update on Jane Chen and Embrace

September 19, 2008

On August 29, we posted a profile of Jane Chen, a 2007–08 Selected Professions Fellow. Just this past week we received an e-mail from Jane with exciting news about her start-up nonprofit, Embrace, which will offer low-cost incubators to hospitals and NGOs in India. Jane and her team of Stanford, Harvard, and Kellogg engineers, MBAs, and policy students have made it to the second round of American Express’s Member Project, which aims to “make a positive impact in the world” by awarding the top five projects a total of $2.5 million. First prize is an award of $1.5 million. Through Internet voting, Jane’s team advanced to round two of the competition, placing in the top 25 out of 1,190 projects. After this next round of voting, the top five will be announced on September 29. If you are interested in supporting Jane and her team, who are currently ranked 12 out of 25, please visit the Embrace website to vote for her project. Good luck to Jane and her team! AAUW supports her hard work and initiative.


  1. Mandy says:

    Thanks to everyone who supported Jane Chen. Her team placed 11th out of 1,190 projects in the American Express Members Project competition. To keep updated about Jane’s progress, visit http://www.embraceglobal.org.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Jane, this looks like a great project. I voted for you!

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