Karen Kwan is the Vice President of Finance & Operations at Meta. As a founding member, Karen has overseen the company’s growth from three people to its current 140+. She has led a wide breadth of functions over the years, including finance, operations, marketing, wellness, HR, IT, and administration. Prior to Meta, she worked at Experian CheetahMail managing digital marketing accounts, and was pursuing post-baccalaureate studies in marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship.
Karen is an alumna of Barnard College, Columbia University, where she received her degree in Classics. She credits her passion for new technologies to her years spent working in the Barnard IT department, where she evangelized and educated the student body on emerging campus technologies. Now in Silicon Valley, Karen is an advocate for advancing women in the tech industry. She created a “Women at Meta” group that promotes diversity and inclusion through workshops, conferences, and advocacy from Meta “Manbassadors.”
Meta Company Bio:
Born in NYC and raised in Silicon Valley, Meta has been defining the field of augmented reality (AR) since the company’s inception in 2012. It exploded into the marketplace with the first see- through glasses that allowed wearers to move and manipulate 3D content intuitively, using natural hand interactions. With its new Meta 2 headset, Meta is once again setting the market standard and delivering a new generation of natural machines that will become a healthy, vital extension of who we are. Meta is found online at www.metavision.com.