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Karen Tay

Co-Founder, Her Life Ally
  • Location
    United States
  • Area of Expertise
    Governance, Communities
  • Type

Karen Tay is a seasoned leader with extensive experience in driving impactful public good initiatives across government, technology, and consulting globally. From Asia to Silicon Valley, she has collaborated with Prime Ministers, Tech CEOs, and Cabinet Ministers, providing strategic counsel and guidance on organizational transformation and leveraging technology for societal and public benefit.

Through her roles at the Singapore Prime Minister's Office, Karen helped Singapore become a hub for technology talent while capturing public imagination for how technology could be leveraged to drive equity and public good. At Iterative Health, she led initiatives to promote equitable healthcare through the implementation of computer vision technology across the United States. Prior to entering the technology sector, she spearheaded billions of dollars in equitable educational reform in Singapore and served as a political speechwriter.

Recognized as an Asia 21 Next Generation Fellow and a Women's Forum Rising Talent, Karen's leadership and impact have been acknowledged internationally. In addition to her organizational work, she is an internationally-recognized executive coach, guiding hundreds of start-up founders and emerging women leaders to achieve impactful change aligned with their values.

As a distinguished faculty member of our executive education program, Karen brings practical insights and real-world expertise to our learning community. Her global experience, spanning from Asia to Silicon Valley, across start-ups and governments, combined with her commitment to empowering leaders, make her an invaluable asset in shaping the next generation of executives.


The Art of Bridging: Bringing Silicon Valley’s Operating System Home