vetlana Kim, International Speaker, Spokesperson for the 2011 Macy's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Bestselling Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, Founder of Svetlana Kim LLC, and Community Advocate.
Svetlana Kim is the author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, which chronicles her journey from Russia to the United States, where she arrived with only one dollar in her pocket and not a single word of English at her disposal; today, she is a leader among her peers in the business world, and has been honored with numerous awards citing her commitment, skill, and integrity.
In 2009, the International Leadership Foundation paid tribute to Kim with its Leadership Award, selecting her from among a group of potential honorees including congress members, presidential cabinet secretaries, and other high-ranking officials.
In 2008, Kim became an Asian Academy Hall of Fame inductee. She shares this acclaimed honor with Norman Mineta, the former Secretary of Transportation, and with the nation's 24th Secretary of Labor, Elaine L. Chao.
Kim has been featured and profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, MSN Money, MSNBC, Women's Life magazine in Seoul, Korea; the Asian Fortune; Networking Times; NASDAQ's Closing Bell; and The Gazette, a publication of the Library of Congress.
Industry Expertise (2)
Training and Development
NAAAP 100, 25th NAAAP Orphan International Worldwide 2010 Global Citizenship Award for Leadership in Helping Humanity, February 28, 2010, New York, NY, USA USA ILF (International Leadership Foundation) Award, July 23, 2009, Washington, DC, USA EAWC (Euro-American Women’s Council) “Goddess Artemis” Award, July 23, 2009, Athens, Greece Points of Light Honoree, Point of Light Institute, May 11, 2009, Washington, DC, USA Asian Academy Hall of Fame, February 4, 2008, Beijing, China