Friday Apr 08, 2022

Sue Chen - Nova Medical Products

Sue Chen founded NOVA Medical Products in 1993 when she was just 23 years old with a strong vision – improve lives…with style. Today, NOVA has grown to become an industry leader and innovator of over 820 health care and wellness products in Mobility, Bathroom, Cushions and Independent Living Products.  NOVA is on a mission to unleash the power and potential in millions of physically challenged people.  NOVA is the proud - Brand of the Independents - partnering with over 6,000 small business medical stores and pharmacies, and not with Walmart, big pharmacy chains or Amazon.


Sue was named one of the ten Most Powerful Entrepreneurs in Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women issue and named on the Forty over 40 list of women who are reinventing, disrupting and making an impact.  In 2011, Sue helped successfully lobby the California legislature to protect sharks with the passing of the Shark Fin ban and presented a TEDx talk titled, “Sharks saved my life … what will save yours.” Most recently, Sue was name the South Bay Woman of the Year for Social Consciousness.


Sue is also the co-founder of Operation Blue Pride and Executive Producer of the Operation Blue Pride documentary, Director of Reef Check Foundation and Shark Savers, Community Champion for the Annenberg Foundation and a member and past Chapter President of YPO (Young Presidents Organization).  Sue believes in Happy Chaos - a happily un-balanced and chaotic life.  Her Happy Chaos includes being a shark advocate, avid diver, mentor, educator, organic hazelnut farmer, classical music junkie and writer.


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