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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“I can’t speak highly enough of Claudia Chan’s extraordinary ability to inspire women to aim high and act on our passions not just for ourselves alone but to help all women rise.”
“Along with Sheryl Sandberg and Sallie Krawcheck, Claudia Chan has been one of the instrumental leaders fueling the popularity of feminism we are seeing today. Her vision of mainstream empowerment and work to make it more globally accessible through the S.H.E. Summit platform has been impressive and courageous. And she is extremely thoughtful about educating women to recruit men in her work.”
“Claudia Chan is one of the most inspiring female entrepreneurs I know. Her work has been critical in mainstreaming and modernizing women’s empowerment.”
“It is time for women to tell our new story. Claudia is a role model herself of a woman who went after her dreams to live her own truth.”
“Claudia has built a truly unique and tremendously impactful global forum dedicated to uplifting women to learn, grow, ascend, and support each other to be all they wish to do in the world. Claudia’s special combination of talents and brilliance help her lead the way for women who long to impact the world as their most authentic, courageous selves. She’s supporting a true movement that encourages the collaboration of men and women, leaders, thinkers and change agents towards equality and empowerment.”
“Claudia Chan is a force of nature for women looking to rise in their careers and lead, while constantly pulling one another ahead to realize their fullest potential. Claudia has galvanized women and started a movement with S.H.E. Summit that empowers, inspires, and connects the dots for women to be powerful and successful in their lives and careers. Her thought-provoking topics go under the soil and pull back the curtain on topics that woman most often feel are off-limits, but that are the fundamental keys to success.”