901: It’s Okay to Fail With Breana Chan

Breana Chan is the Vice President and Global Supplier Diversity professional.  She isn’t just a diversity champion; she’s a proven business leader with a track record of turning passion into profit.  Her journey began in the dotcom boom, navigating the fast-paced world of Silicon Valley startups. This entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with her 30+ years of Procurement and Supplier Diversity experience across industries, fuels her approach to consulting and mentoring individuals and businesses. Breana believes diversity isn’t just a box to tick; it’s a strategic imperative for growth.  Featured in Winning Leadership by Two-Time Olympian Sherry Winn, Breana empowers businesses to unlock untapped talent pools, gain a competitive edge, and build cultures of inclusion and does so with a constant attitude of gratitude.

Breana shares the importance of learning to be okay with failure and how it was able to build her confidence to be the powerful women that she is today.  Breana is also part of USPAACC WISE, a program intended for AAPI Women that would strategically address core issues and create lasting impact in their professional and personal lives, thus empowering and uplifting them in creating and choosing their own personal choices.  This will be our last episode for the season and will be back for our new season on September 3, 2024.



Cultural Background

Breana is of Euporean, Afghan and African American descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Just do it. just do it

Definition of Self Confidence

Self-confidence is to have faith in yourself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Breana used to sit back and hesitate.  She was afraid to take risks.

The “AHA” Moment

Breana realized it’s okay to try new things and it’s okay to fail.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Breana is not afraid to ask for things because she knows that there is a chance someone said yes.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Be okay to jump.

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