The world has become so competitive, doing well in your job and moving forward with your career is more important now than ever. Career advancement and recognition are on every professional’s list of goals. But what sets the exceptional professionals apart?
This week’s episode is all about how immigrants can make it to the top of their careers. I discussed extensively with Hua the importance of mentors & sponsors, how to cultivate a mentor-mentee relationship, and much more.
With over 30 years of professional experience in marketing, finance, and management consulting in Canada, the US, and China, Hua is highly regarded as a Canadian industry leader in multicultural strategy, and as a trailblazing role model for women professionals of all backgrounds.
Originally from Shanghai, China, Hua kicked off her career with the launch of Seagram’s Wine Coolers in China, successfully introducing a new product to local consumers. After moving to New York City to pursue a Master’s Degree in Communications, Hua accumulated experience working with senior US government officials on telecom projects and later launched two successful IPOs for prominent Chinese companies on the US stock market.
In 2005, Hua joined Level5 Strategy, one of the leading management consulting firms in Canada. She become the Managing Partner in 2011 and is currently leading the firm’s multicultural strategy practice.
Hua received the Mandarin Profile Awards for her outstanding achievements in the Professional Service category. She has also been named as one of the finalists for the Canada China Business Council 5 of 50 initiative. This initiative recognizes individuals in five categories who helped Canada benefit over the past 50 years.
In her spare time, Hua serves as Director of China Shanghai Business Association and a Member of the SickKids Foundation Chinese Committee. She also previously served as the Board of Director for Destination Ontario,
Hua is also the original founder of #WeWorkingWomen, North America’s leading Chinese women’s leadership platform with over 100,000+ subscribers. First launched as a WeChat blog in October 2015, #WeWorkingWomen has rapidly evolved into a vibrant media platform and innovative digital community of readers, contributors, and corporate partners, who connect through online content and conversations as well as via offline events, professional development workshops and speaker series featuring industry leaders.
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