Deborah Kan

Deborah is an award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur. She spent five years as executive producer of video for the Wall Street Journal where she oversaw the expansion of multi-media throughout Asia. Deborah interviewed many business and political leaders throughout her career, including Google’s Eric Schmidt when she broke the story of Google’s criticism of the U.S. National Security Agency. She has also covered exclusive stories, including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s historic trip to North Korea, when she was selected as the only journalist from Asia to cover the story. Deborah is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She founded Being Patient after her mom’s Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis to reinvent how people get accurate information on long-term illness, pioneering a community-driven editorial strategy. When not working, she can be found on a running trail or covering mom duties for her three children.