Ep 14: Inspiring VR Dreams with Maureen Fan, CEO and Co-Founder of Baobab Studios


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Part 3 of 3 of our summer Female Founder series ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ with our Maureen Fan, CEO and Co-Founder of Baobab, the "Pixar of VR." ๐ŸŽฅ

For all her life, Maureen has always bucked the trends. ๐ŸŒŠ Starting at a young age, she wanted to pursue a career in design and animations, but had to overcome societal and practical expectations. After finally interning at Pixar during her time at HBS, she decided to dive into gaming ๐Ÿ‘พ at Zynga, and climbed from a product manager to a VP of games managing $200M. After experiencing the potential and immersive experience of VR, ๐Ÿ•ถ she decided to take the leap of faith with Baobab.

As an Asian female in the workplace, she's learned to "always be asking," ๐Ÿ™‹ which is the opposite of her cultural and gender values. Over time, the only way to improve the workplace is to educate men on the "unconscious bias," instead of just having conversations with females. Whether you're an Asian female, this episode will help anyone who's involved in a diverse team by learning our biases and build a more productive team culture. ๐Ÿค

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