Hooray!!! I’m so pleased to announce that I’ve been invited to interview with Kimberle Levin on “The Female Entrepreneur Radio Show” on Monday, June 24th at 10-11 AM live stream through this link.
I am so thankful to have this opportunity to share my story with you all.
My life story begins in Vietnam, where, as a Chinese ethnic descendant in a Vietnamese society, I felt the sting of social differentiation at a very young age. We were considered a second-class minority, referred to as the “Hoa” foreigners by the native-born Vietnamese.
Growing up in Vietnam in the 70’s, I experienced first-hand how the Chinese community was shaken after the communists took over South Vietnam.
After four years of suffocating under the strict Vietnamese communist government, the socially undesirable Chinese participated in a mass exodus, managing to buy their way onto boats to flee to the open sea. Our family was among the “fortunate” ones and secured passage overseas, only to endure packed cabins, pirate attacks and food shortages as we made our way to a refugee camp in Indonesia.
Looking back, I feel like I’ve lived through multiple lives, and I am amazed at the trials I endured that led me to mainstream American. I feel more at home here in this cultural melting pot than any where in the world.
At my interview, you’ll hear how I used my sewing skills to support my family at a very young age, how I endured the culture shock of assimilating into American life, and how I have come full circle to evolve from a timid research chemist into a more confident female entrepreneur. I will share the ups, downs and in-between of developing and running Distinctive Designs, how my passion is the fuel of this business, and how that drive is a direct product of my diverse life experiences.
I hope you all take the time to listen in. Kimberle Levin is an award-winning serial entrepreneur who has created companies and then piloted them through the difficult start-up phase to become multi-million dollar successes. In 2012, Kimberle created The Female Entrepreneur, a radio show where she interviews women who have ventured down the tough and crazy road of becoming an entrepreneur.
Her guests share their personal journeys, and Kimberly shares her expertise on how to successfully start, launch or grow a business. I urge you to check out some of Kimberle Levin’s past interviews on her website. Their stories are so inspiring.
See you on Monday, June 24th at 10 am. 🙂