Creating Your Career: Lessons from Women Leaders in Mission-Driven Careers
On International Women’s Day, the Council of Korean Americans will be hosting an exclusive speaker panel of Korean women leaders on the topic of pursuing mission-driven careers, featuring human rights activists and innovation thought leaders:
• Hannah Song, President & CEO of Liberty in North Korea
• Jihyun Park, North Korean Defector & Human Rights Activist
• Sylvia Kim, General Partner of CerraCap Cares
The panel will be moderated by Jieun Baek, Founder & Co-Director of Lumen & Fellow at the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School.
CKA’s affinity groups are made possible through a partial grant by the Korea Foundation.
Creating Your Career: Lessons from Women Leaders
in Mission-Driven Careers
Monday, March 8th
4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern
This event is open to the public, please share with friends and family.
Meet these Korean Women Leaders
Jieun Baek (moderator)
Fellow, Belfer Center at Harvard Kennedy School and Founder & Co-Director, Lumen
President & CEO, Liberty in North Korea
Hannah Song is President & CEO of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK). She joined in 2006 as Deputy Director, managing day-to-day operations and coordinating overseas programs, including underground shelters and refugee resettlement efforts in the United States and in South Korea. At the end of 2008, she became President/CEO, helping to re-found the organization with a new mission focused on building international support for the North Korean people, providing direct assistance to North Korean refugees, and developing long-term, people-focused strategies to accelerate positive change inside the country. Prior to joining LiNK, Hannah worked in advertising at OgilvyOne and Mindshare focusing on digital media and emerging technologies. She was a 2008 NetKAL fellow at the USC School of Social Work and a 2016 Ashoka Korea Fellow.
North Korean Defector, Human Rights Activist, and Co-Author of Deux Coréennes
Jihyun Park is a North Korean escapee, a human rights activist, and the co-author of Deux Coréennes. Ms. Park is a survivor of forced marriage and human trafficking. She escaped twice from North Korea, enduring imprisonment in North Korean gulags, and many near-death experiences. Today, as a human rights activist, she exemplifies tremendous courage as she advocates for the rights of North Korean women and children. Her work continues to place her in danger on a daily basis. She is the winner of the NatWest Chairman’s Award AWA in 2018, Award Amnesty Brave Award 2020, and the Han Won Chae Human Rights Award in 2021. She currently lives in the UK with her family and is a conservative candidate for local elections in the UK.
General Partner, CerraCap Cares
Sylvia Kim is the General Partner of CerraCap Cares, an impact fund unleashing the power of technology for good by investing in early-stage human-centered technologies that aspire to reduce disparities and empower the underserved. Currently, she is also a Venture Partner with CerraCap Ventures, an active member of the Global Women in VC community, and a member of the inaugural 2020 class of the All Raise Visionary Voices Speakers Bureau. Previously, Sylvia co-founded a human rights organization for North Korean human rights and was the Founding Director of the country’s first National Asian American Community Foundation. As a former human rights lawyer and multilingual non-profit executive, Sylvia has over 15 years of experience in rights-based advocacy, strategic planning, and fund development.
CKA’s affinity groups are made possible through a partial grant by the Korea Foundation