“Cherry Rose Tan endeavors to create human spaces for brave conversation, so that no one suffers alone.” - Forbes

Cherry Rose Tan

Tech Visionary & Thought Leader

With over a decade of expertise in psychology, Cherry Rose Tan has guided thousands of leaders through the trenches of mental health.  A fifth-generation entrepreneur, her superpower is helping leaders talk about the really hard things, so they can lead powerfully at work.

As a Founder of #REALTALK, the mental health movement for the tech industry, Tan has impacted 40,000 attendees through live events.  Known as North America’s largest platform for Founder Mental Health, founders and VCs share their stories on her Top 14 Business podcast.  A mental health authority, she has been featured in Forbes, Inc., and CBC.

Tan is the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Schulich School of Business, where she advises global ecosystem of 150 startups and 3,000 members.  As an early investor of Paycase Financial, a Canadian blockchain pioneer, she believes that entrepreneurship is the path to creating Disproportionate Good on the planet.

 

Topic Presentations

One Percent - Her: The Age of Inclusive Leadership

Do bias and stereotypes overlook skills?  Cherry Rose Tan comes from five generations of entrepreneurs, where her success as a Woman of Colour represents less than 1% of all tech founders.  As a Filipino-Chinese Canadian woman, she had to manage a wide range of challenging situations throughout her education and career.  In carving her own path as C-Suite executive, she shares her first-hand experience of entering, surviving, and flourishing in male-dominated industries like tech and academia.

Tan speaks about the advantages of diversifying your leadership and workforce to open the doors for the next generation of leaders.  She challenges organizations to confront norms, behaviour, and language that can lead to discrimination or exclusion within the workplace.  She sparks action by promoting the advantages of inclusive strategies and diverse teams.

Unblock the Future: The Drive for Impact Innovation

How can we build the future, rather than run from it?  COVID-19 has shown that all industries and businesses can be made obsolete.  In the world of tech, startups focus on creating disruptive technology to drive new markets and to create meaningful change.  Serial tech founder Cherry Rose Tan talks about the internal and external imperative to innovate.  With startups in Education, Mental Health, and Crypto, she shares what it takes to become the early adopter of innovation.

As the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Schulich School of Business, Tan teaches that tactical and inspiring innovation is the foundation for opportunity and impact.  Innovation mobilizes and engages employees to be everything they can be, creating stronger and more meaningful organizations.  In a world of uncertainty, organizations can lead in a way that lifts all boats.

#REAL TALK: The Imperative of Mental Health 

How do we talk about the really hard things?  Cherry Rose Tan built #REALTALK, the mental health movement for the tech industry, after the devastating passing of her only sibling.  As North America's largest platform for Founder Mental Health, she challenged a decades-long status quo that saw 72% of entrepreneurs experiencing mental illness.  In light of the unprecedented stresses brought by COVID-19, Tan shares how we as leaders can spark the well-being of our employees.  

Once an award-winning Special Education Teacher, Tan understands how difficult this conversation can be.  Obstacles such as failure and loss are common in business, yet we judge these emotions.  Learn how to create spaces where employees can be heard, seen, empowered.  By ending the stigma on mental health, we can create a healthy, sustainable way to work.

Does bias and stereotypes overlook skills? Cherry Rose Tan comes from five generations of entrepreneurs, where her success as a Woman of Colour represents less than 1% of all tech founders. As a Filipino-Chinese Canadian woman, she had to manage a wide range of challenging situations throughout her education and career. In carving her own path as a C-Suite executive, she shares her first-hand experience of entering, surviving, and flourishing in male-dominated industries like tech and academia.

Tan speaks about the advantages of diversifying your leadership and workforce, to open the doors for the next generation of leaders. She challenges individuals and organizations to confront norms, behaviours, and language that can lead to discrimination or exclusion within the workplace. Most importantly, she sparks action by promoting the business advantages of inclusive strategies and diverse teams.

This session can also be tailored for women's empowerment and woman's leadership. Cherry shares personal experiences from her career in male dominated industries and in working with top leaders around the world (most male's) as a woman of color.

How can we build the future, rather than run from it? COVID-19 has shown that all industries and businesses can be made obsolete. In the world of tech, startups focus on creating disruptive technology to drive new markets and to create meaningful change. Serial tech founder Cherry Rose Tan talks about the internal and external imperative to innovate, regardless of the size of the organization. With startups in Education, Mental Health, and Crypto, she shares what it takes to identify and become the early adopter of innovation.

As the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Schulich School of Business, Tan teaches that tactical and inspiring innovation is the foundation for opportunity and impact. Innovation mobilizes and engages employees of all levels to be everything they can be, creating stronger organizations and leaving the world a better place. In a world of constant uncertainty, organizations can build and lead in a way that lifts all boats.

How do we talk about the really hard things? Cherry Rose Tan built #REALTALK, the mental health movement for the tech industry, after the devastating passing of her only sibling. As North America’s largest platform for Entrepreneurial Mental Health, she challenged a decades-long status quo that saw 72% of entrepreneurs experiencing mental illness. In light of the unprecedented stresses brought by COVID-19, Tan shares how we as leaders can guide and spark the well-being of our employees.

Once an award-winning Special Education Teacher, Tan understands how difficult this conversation can be. Obstacles such as failure, pain, and loss are common in business and in life, yet we hide or judge these emotions. Learn how to lead powerfully at work and to create spaces where employees can be heard, seen, and empowered. By ending the stigma on mental health, we can create a healthier, more sustainable way to work.

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