Stay up to date with the latest from MAKERS delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for new stories from trailblazing women, a big dose of inspiration, and exclusive MAKERS content.

Newsletter Confirmation

Thank you for joining! Please check your inbox for our special welcome letter
with exclusive updates from MAKERS.

MAKERS Profile

Claudia Chan

Entrepreneur & Journalist

More From Claudia

In this video

Tagged as's Claudia Chan talks about power, role models and the importance of having a resource for women to offer advice and share wisdom.

Claudia's Biography

Woman She Looks Up To: Hands down, Oprah. She’s my hero.     
Her Mantra: Snuggle your way to the top.    
What She's Most Proud Of: The fact that I’m able to always evolve and change.    
Three Attributes To Describe Herself: Passionate, genuine, generous.

Claudia Chan is the founder of, a for-purpose media brand that brings women’s empowering stories to one place. was launched in March 2012, 12 years after Chan began her professional journey. Chan previously spent 9 years as the president of Shecky’s, hosting its popular “Girls Night Out” event series. Chan also organized S.H.E. Summit Week, a week full of events designed to inspire women, which Chan intends to extend nationally in 2013.
Chan, a graduate of Smith University, founded her first networking business, iLounge, at the age of 23. Since then, she has been featured on The Today Show, Fox and CBS as well as in the pages of Entrepreneur Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and more. And when she isn’t busy with her own business, Chan also serves on the board of NEST, a non-profit that helps women in poverty get back on their feet.

Related Videos

Misty Copeland
Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer

Misty Copeland began her ballet career at age 13. Two years later, she had won first place in the Music Center Spotlight Awards, and began her studies at the Lauridsien Ballet Cent...

Suzanne Braun Levine
Suzanne Braun Levine
Author & First Editor, Ms. Magazine

Suzanne Braun Levine was the first editor of "Ms." magazine (1972-1988), and the first woman editor of the prestigious "Columbia Journalism Review". Suzanne...

Judy Blume
Judy Blume
Best-Selling Author

Judy Blume is one of America’s most beloved authors and one of its most vigilant and committed anti-censorship activists. Her 28 titles include Tiger Eyes, Forever, and Are Y...

Barbara Bestor
Barbara Bestor

Barbara Bestor, Principal at Barbara Bestor Architecture, is an award-winning architect known for her commercial spaces, such as Intelligentsia Coffee in Siverlake, California and ...