Friday, August 29, 2008

AAUW Fellow Jane Chen's Dreams Benefit Us All

As you know, our branch is concerned about health care costs, quality, and accessibility. We've planned a public forum on healthcare for October 4th. So I was delighted to read about Jane Chen in the AAUW Dialog Friday series on AAUW fellows. (Picture credit:
....Her multidisciplinary team of public policy, business, and engineering students was charged with creating an incubator that would cost less than 1 percent of what incubators currently cost—as much as $20,000 in the United States. Jane and her team were able to do better than that. They created an incubator for $25.

Embrace, the company created to distribute the incubators, became incorporated this spring and began planning its product launch in India. The AAUW fellowship allowed Jane to focus on the project and take on a new role: Embrace CEO.

Read more about Jane Chen on this Dialog post.

1 comment:

  1. There's a recent update to Jane Chen's story.

    Now Jane and her project 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. But they need votes to win!

    Just visit the Embrace website at to cast your vote.