490: Go Big Or Go Home With Sarah Chen

Sarah Chen is the cofounder of Lean In Malaysia and venture investor.  She invests in and nurtures innovative technologies via an Go Big Or Go Home With Sarah Cheninnovation and ventures arm in one of Asia’s largest multinational conglomerates.  As the co-Founder of Lean In Malaysia, she has created the #leanin movement in Asia which a platform to educate, enable and empower women to harness their full potential.  Sarah is also a media personality (professional moderator and presenter) particularly focused in the sphere of Women and Business.

Sarah shares her story of how Lean In Malaysia was created and realize in order to create a movement of Asian women build a better life, she would have to choose to go big or go home.  She also shares tips to help you in your own journey to self confidence.

Bio

Sarah Chen is the cofounder of Lean In Malaysia and venture investor.

Cultural Background

Sarah is of Chinese and Malaysian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Knowing who you are and living your full potential, having faith in yourself, taking that first step even if you don’t see the whole flight of the staircase.

Knowing who you are and living your full potential, having faith in yourself, taking that first step even if you don’t see the whole flight of the staircase.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is knowing who you are and HAVING trust in yourself to take challenges in any situation.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

AT 9 YEARS OLD, Sarah missed an audition sign up, which dampened her self esteem and was disappointed. Her father encouraged her to go back and ask to be auditioned even after sign ups had closed, the producer agreed, and she was a TV host from nine years old!

The “AHA” Moment

Sarah started her movement with her partner by inviting friends to their small event. It started with 20 friends, then grew to 1,000 and now to over 300,000 within the network. This made Sarah realized how much women wanted to fulfil their vision and she found a niche to serve. After this she decided she would either go big or go home.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Sarah’s life has been changed forever.  She realizes that leadership comes as a privilege and a responsibility.  She is always doing her best to strive better and empower others to live their best life.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Believe in yourself and you will get through it no matter what situation you’re in.

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