Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
About me

From Mongolia to the United Nations in New York City, Dr Suzi Chen’s passion for creating an inclusive and equitable future has taken her to over 20 countries.

As a futuristic thinker and business strategist with a deep interest in creating a profitable future through positive social impact, Suzi helps businesses and professionals think bigger and thrive by embedding social impact into their core operations. Suzi also works with early to mid-career professionals and helps them build a meaningful career.

Trained initially as a medical researcher and project management professional, Suzi’s career highlights include delivering multi-million dollar projects, leading state-level budget and bid submissions and authoring opinion and options papers that contributed to community safety framework and policies.

In addition to her executive directorship, Suzi was also the first Australian and female to chair the 2018 Junior Chamber International Partnership Committee. This chairperson position subsequently led Suzi to host an international summit on gender equality at the United Nations in July 2018 in New York City.

Over the last decade, Suzi has been a writer, speaker and avid iPhone video producer.

Speaking topics:
Being an effective leader particularly working with a small and inexperienced team
Growing business with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Engaging and motivating young talents
Being heard in the boardroom
Building a meaningful career
Breaking through self-doubt.

Qualifications:
Doctor of Philosophy – Medical Sciences
Diploma – Project Management
Advanced Diploma – Management
Diploma – Graphic Design
Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt

Awards:
JCI Senatorship Award
Honorary Member – Golden Key International Honor Society
JCI Australia Ambassador Award
Most Outstanding Local Chapter President of the Year – JCI Eastern
Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) Research Grant Recipient
Poster Award – 3rd Annual World Congress on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome
Most Outstanding Achievement of the Year – Grenadi School of Design
Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship Recipient
RMIT University Student Ambassador Award

Previous speaking experience

I’m an experienced speaker, having presented globally to both small and large audiences. In 2018, I was chairing an international summit which involved a day session and speaking at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

I also have experience presenting to a diverse range of audiences including non-English speaking audiences through working with interpreters.

Previous speaking experience includes:
Speaking at international conferences/summits
Speaking at community events
MC for local council events
Keynote presentation at University
Working with media for video production and TV interviews
Delivering workshops
Being a panellist.

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