Corporate Ventures

A corporate venture investor, investing in & nurturing innovative technologies via an innovation and ventures arm in one of Asia’s largest multinational conglomerates.

Having pioneered a venture capital spin-off unit, Sarah is now tasked to further spur group-wide innovation via external ventures, incubation and acceleration.

Community Leader

Co-Founder of Asia Women Circle that independently drives Lean In Malaysia, championing the #leanin movement in Asia – a platform to educate, enable and empower women to harness their full potential. In Jan 2016, Sarah was appointed Regional Leader by Sheryl Sandberg.

Speaker & Presenter

A media personality (professional moderator and presenter) particularly focused in the sphere of Women & Business.

Download Sarah Chen's 2017 Profile here
What next, Sarah?
AsiaPac Future Leaders

Sarah speaks alongside top leaders on what’s next for the SDG’s – more on Catch her live feed on her Facebook!

Corporate Players Driving the Innovation Ecosystem in Asia - DealStreetasia PEVC 2017


Fun Fearless Fabulous - Owning your Ambition

What does it mean to live fearlessly? Sarah speaks at Cosmopolitan here!

Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum

After China and India, Southeast Asia is poised to become the next battleground for private equity and venture investors, as global players are looking to expand into the region. The investment thesis is brimming with potential but in practice market fragmentation and political instabilities have made barriers to entry problematic and minimised deal opportunity. However, deal activity is increasing and investor appetite for exposure to Southeast Asia is on the rise. The 7th annual AVCJ Singapore Forum will provide an unrivalled in-depth analysis and debate on the latest trends, challenges and opportunities for private markets investors attracted to Southeast Asia, as the next destination in their quest for diversifying their portfolios and delivering alpha. Find out more on!

Women in International Trade

Taking Charge of your Career - with Future Made SImple

Targeting young professionals and students, Sarah shares her stories on her career path, so that others can avoid some of the mistakes she made!


Date: 8th March

Time: 10am

Venue: MaGIC, Cyberjaya
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MaGIC along with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia will be organising a half-day event in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2017 (IWD 2017). This year’s campaign theme, #BeBoldForChange aims to drive International Women’s Day as a vehicle of change and a call for gender balanced leadership and inclusive flexible cultures.

Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the world over. We have urgent work to do. Are you ready to #BeBoldForChange this IWD 2017 and beyond?

Build your ecosystem: the power of peer support

85% of members credit circles for bringing about positive change in their life– and this year, to address our two key goals of advancing women into leadership and encouraging women to return to the workforce, our theme will be focused on building the community ecosystem.
So to kick-off our year differently this 2017, we are incubating Circles – within corporates, within different regions across Malaysia, we reach out to build our #leanincommunity!
Date: 25th February 2017
Time: 10am
Venue: Mindvalley, Menara UOA Bangsar
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Wild Digital - the Premier Digital Conference in SouthEast Asia

WILD DIGITAL is a platform created for key Internet leaders to come together and share their bold and wild visions for building great disruptive companies.

Attended by leading tech CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, senior executives and investors from around the world, WILD DIGITAL is the place to be.

Past Engagements
Lean In Women Empowerment Regional Conference
Regional Leaders are Circle pros who have championed Lean In at their companies and in their local communities, and are central to our mission to empower all women to achieve their ambitions.
In Jan 2016, Sarah was selected by Sheryl Sandberg as Regional Leader, where she intends to champion the movement across Asia – which touches more than 300,000 in the community.
ASEAN Women In Politics Conference
Whilst we have progressed, global participation of women in parliament sits at 22.7% (2015). How do we tap into the digital economy as a route to increase participation of women in politics?
Other Speakers:
H.E Mona Ouk, FUNCINPEC Cambodia
Ibu Tatyana, Parti Demokrasi Indonesia; Datuk Heng Sai Kee, Malaysian Chinese Association
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GREAT Sarawak
How do women continue to deliver value via entrepreneurship?
Low Ngai Yuen, President, Kakiseni Nor Aizah, CEO, MADCAT Azlynda Jawawi, CEO, Wijasa Media Dayang Lily, CEO, Alim Consultancy
The Venture Capital backdrop: "Funding to the next level"

Topic: What is the current backdrop for funding across Malaysia, Southeast Asia?

Other speakers:
Dzuleira Abu Bakar, CEO, Cradle Seed Ventures ; William Du, CEO, Ingenious; Syed Hazim, Principal, Tuas Capital (KAF)

Digi Challenge for Change 2016

The Digi Challenge for Change is an open and inclusive programme and competition for Malaysians to contribute ideas for mobile applications that benefit society.

The mission for Season 7 is Building Mobile First Solutions for Social Impact.
Connecting Founders
Connecting Founders is a Bangkok-based organization focused on promoting women-led businesses in Southeast Asia. Opened by his Excellency, Mr. Karel HartoghAmbassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Thailand , we discussed Marketing for Start-ups with: Pattamon Mekavarakul, Vice President of Cape Dara Resort; Karin Lohitnavy, Founder of MIDAS PR.
In The Media

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Highlights on IG
 Spirits and stilettos high always - even in the middle of a snowstorm  . : instahubby #asiansesat #snowedin #life #OOTD #Virginia

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