Set Your Own Standards: Social Change Speaker Jane Chen
In another media appearance, Chen says that she's learned it only takes a small group of passionate and committed people working together to drive social change. Not only that, but even small advancements can make the world better. After working with children who had been orphaned due to an AIDS pandemic, she was frustrated that solutions to help these people existed—they just weren't accessible. Medications and treatments that were readily available in the developed world were practically non-existent in parts of the developed world. She decided she needed to take action. "It became a personal passion of mine at that time to try to bridge the disparity of healthcare that I saw," she recalls.
Now working to save the lives of premature babies in ten different countries, Chen's vision of closing the health care gap is coming true. By creating low-cost baby incubators that fit the specific needs of those in the developing world, Chen's team is solving a heartbreaking problem. There may not be many of them, and there may still be a lot of work left to go, but Chen's work is already a success. She shares her inspiring story to an assortment of audiences—proving that a little work can go a long way, and, that it doesn't take elaborate measures to help someone in need.