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Helen Huang

Helen Huang

Co-Founder, Co.Lab

About Helen Huang

Helen is the Co-Founder of Co.Lab, a tech education platform transforming lives through experiential upskilling and mentorship. With 2,000+ students worldwide and over $80M in graduate salaries, their mission is to pioneer a new way of hands-on education, and increase thought diversity in the workplace. A Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, Helen leans on her non-traditional journey as a first-generation immigrant, landing unexpectedly in big tech, to now making big waves in the social impact space.

Get to know Helen Huang

What are your hopes for the next generation of women in tech?
My hope is for when "women in tech" isn't a label in itself, rather just "in tech," unquestioned. I'd love for women to see the industry as a place where they belong, and can lead and innovate in without barriers, where diversity is the norm and every voice can shape the future.

What’s the greatest piece of advice you have ever received?
My previous manager at Microsoft once said something like, "life would be exceptionally boring if you did everything perfectly the first time around." So now when things don't go as planned (as they often do), I remember that it's okay. Imperfection keeps life interesting!