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WalesOnline: Oscar-winning graphic designer thought she had dream job – until she had a baby


Dr Chen Mao Davies, CEO of LatchAid is featured in this article about her recently created app designed to help mothers breastfeeding.

“I had always thought my dream had been fulfilled working for the film industry in Hollywood but after having my son Oscar, in 2015, I started facing difficulties with breastfeeding. When I realised there was no help for struggling new mothers I thought: ‘I am a technologist: this is something I can do to make a difference to the world’,” Chen says.

The venture is supported by the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, part of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Mark Goodson, who mentored Chen at Cambridge Social Ventures and is still a Business Advisor for LatchAid, says: “LatchAid’s success is a testament to the power of an impactful solution, a very smart entrepreneur and the right support at the right time. But most of all it’s a testament to Chen’s persistence and determination. Holding down a full-time job, whilst caring for two young children and simultaneously getting LatchAid off the ground was a phenomenal effort.”

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