Anna May Wong
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Anna May Wong

For today’s leader profile, I want to talk about Anna May Wong, the first Asian-American movie star, who came from a humble beginning, and spent her life forging a path in Hollywood for generations of Asian American actresses to come. Anna May was born in 1905 as the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She found passion...

There are Always New Beginnings
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There are Always New Beginnings

It’s that time of year again. The mental preparation of a clean slate, the world is my oyster, I can do anything I want and nothing will hold me back! Every year, around this time, millions of people come up with New Years Resolutions- you know, the ones that fizzle out after 10-14 business days?...

Top 5 Books of The 40 That I’ve Read in 2020
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Top 5 Books of The 40 That I’ve Read in 2020

2020 is a year of growth for me. Here’s what I’ve learned reading 40 books last year.  My five favorites last year:  Most Helpful in Daily Life: Crucial Conversations, by Kerry Patterson Mastering crucial conversations is important in our daily life, especially when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. I apply this...

Five Things I Learned Writing My Gratitude Journal
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Five Things I Learned Writing My Gratitude Journal

A few months ago, I was searching for more meaning in life. I have plenty in life, but I wanted more. During that search, I took things for granted and was ungrateful for all that I have. So I tried writing a gratitude journal, like many of my self-help books suggested. I wrote five things...

Gene
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Gene

Genetic testing will soon be as critical as testing your cholesterol. Our genome is three billion letters long, filled with letters like (ATCG). Let’s say that there are 2000 letters on a page, one person’s genome will be 2000 million pages long. Genome is almost a user manual of us – how we walk, talk,...

Dr.Charpentier and Dr.Doudna        -Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2020
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Dr.Charpentier and Dr.Doudna -Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2020

Often, when discussing about women Leaders, we tend to think of leaders who lead a country or a corporate or an entrepreneur but very rarely women scientists.  Today, I want to share notes on couple of leaders who have revolutionized the life sciences world. As an engineer and a cancer survivor, I was always intrigues...

Learnings From Three Public Speaking Competition Finalists
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Learnings From Three Public Speaking Competition Finalists

Last week, Women L.E.A.D. Toastmasters hosted a panel on “Mastering Communication | Learn from the Stars of Public Speaking.” All three women had their unique speaking styles. I enjoyed Luisa’s southern Texan boldness, Maureen’s engineering detail-oriented way of painting her story, and Lindy’s compassion and vulnerability on screen. After hearing our panel, here are some...

Learning from Experience
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Learning from Experience

Once upon a time, I was in graduate school at the University of Alabama. When I told my adviser, “I do not want to pursue a PhD, and instead graduate with a Masters,” he removed my assistantship. I needed a job to survive. When I was looking at the University job posting, I saw a...

Delivering on The Big Stage
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Delivering on The Big Stage

Whether you are promoting yourself at an interview, your pitch to investors, or recruitment for your favorite cause, you want to communicate effectively, with a winning argument that inspires others to action, or, at least, to agreement. One day you will find yourself on stage before a large audience promoting your project or passion.  You...