MEET THE FOUNDER


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 Claudia Chan is a recognized expert on leadership and social entrepreneur dedicated to activating individuals and organizations to lead change in the world and advance gender equality.

She is the founder of the award-winning global leadership conference, S.H.E. Summit, which has made advancing women’s leadership accessible and actionable. Each year, the event connects, educates and activates women’s empowerment champions; speakers have included Deepak Chopra, Kelly Clarkson, Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris, Sallie Krawcheck, Gabrielle Bernstein, Soledad O’Brien, and UN Ambassador Samantha Power, among others. She also leads S.H.E. GLOBL, a corporate initiative that helps Fortune 1000 companies modernize and accelerate their diversity initiatives with the goal of achieving gender parity by 2030 through various programs and services. 

A sought after speaker on how women and men can and should create a more equal world, Claudia is referred to as the “Richard Branson of Women’s Empowerment” by Fast Company and named one of 2017’s “20 Most Influential Moms” by Family Circle. In 2015, Claudia became an official U.S. State Department Speaker and has visited countries like South Korea for countrywide speaking tours to educate women on how to empower themselves and others in their communities. She was the 2015 global spokesperson for Gillette Venus #UseYourAnd empowerment campaign, a movement encouraging women to celebrate their multi-dimensionality.

Prior to launching S.H.E. Globl Media, Claudia was President & Co-Owner of the popular women’s entertainment company Shecky’s for 10 years. Claudia is a lifelong New Yorker, proud alumnae of Smith College, Mom of two and an equal partner with her husband, John. 

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