Virginia Tan is the founding partner of Teja Ventures, Asia's first gender lens venture capital fund, which targets early stage companies relating to the She Economy. She co-founded She Loves Tech, a global initiative focusing on technology by women and technology for women, which also houses the world's largest competition for women and technology startups, held across more than 20 international locations. Virginia Tan is also the co-founder and president of Lean In China, one of China’s leading nonprofit platforms with over 100,000 members across more than 25 cities and 100 universities in China, which supports the goals and aspirations of Chinese women.
Virginia's background is in law and finance, where she was an experienced finance lawyer for more than 8 years specializing on energy, resources and infrastructure sectors in emerging markets, and has worked in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America for 2 magic circle firms. She moved to Beijing in 2013 to work on strategic investments related to the "One Belt One Road" initiative on behalf of Chinese state-owned companies and financial institutions. In 2014, she was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper.
Her work has been covered by Forbes, the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, BBC, Global Times, People’s Daily, China Daily, CCTV, etc. She has spoken at some leading institutions such as Alibaba, Baidu, Bloomberg, Dell, Disney, DSM, General Electric, P&G, HP, Medtronic, Peking University, Tsinghua University, UNICEF, UN Women, etc.
Virginia has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper in 2014 and was named by Fast Company as one of China’s 100 most innovative people in business in 2019.