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So-Young Kang


So-Young Kang is a highly sought out speaker globally across US, Asia, Europe, Australia, Middle East and Africa on multiple topics across Transformation Design, Innovation, Leadership, Culture, Strategy, Education/EdTech and Entrepreneurship. She is an author, Huffington Post blogger, and frequent guest on Channel News Asia (Asian TV news channel), and has spoken to audiences that include leaders from multi-national corporations, governments, educational institutions, and social impact organizations. From the TEDx stage to innovation conferences to women’s leadership forums, So-Young is a powerful speaker who is described as “engaging”, “thought-provoking,” and “inspiring.” So-Young is a pioneer constantly looking at new ways of solving big challenges. Her latest challenge is focused on how to maximize human potential and reach a billion people through founding Gnowbe, an innovative mobile-first training and engagement platform focused on driving behavior change for real impact. She is a serial entrepreneur having also founded Awaken Group, a multi-disciplinary Transformation Design (TD) firm that integrates strategy, leadership and innovation to catalyze change. With her background from McKinsey & Company, Harvard Business School and as a nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, So-Young has 20 years of experience advising and developing leaders globally. She believes in giving back having founded The Young Professionals’ Group (YPG) in 2000, a nonprofit in 5 countries dedicated to helping students achieve their professional dreams. She sits on the boards of Love North Korea Ministries. So-Young is a Korean-American based out of both the US and Singapore.

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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Events featuring So-Young Kang

Events featuring So-Young Kang