The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Sejong Society of Washington, D.C. proudly present
a roundtable conversation on Asian women in leadership.
Florence Lowe-Lee, President and Founder of the Global America Business Institute (GABI)
Jaehyang So, Director of Trust Funds and Partnerships at the World Bank
They will share with us their distinguished professional journey as well as any cultural barriers and leadership challenges they faced in their career. This will be an opportunity to hear frank advice in their respective field in international consulting and international development.
Tuesday, May 21, 2015
Rome Building, Room 812
1619 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
Please RSVP here.
Light dinner will be served from 6:00-6:30 PM. The session will begin sharply at 6:30 PM.
Ms. Florence Lowe-Lee is Founder and President of the Global America Business Institute (GABI) in Washington, DC. As President of GABI, she oversees the organization’s fellowship programs and education/outreach activities on nuclear and renewable energy issues. Since its establishment in May 2011, GABI has sought to inform policy circles in Washington, DC on various policy-relevant energy topics, with a focus on Korea’s energy situation, international civil nuclear cooperation, renewable energy R&D collaboration, and nuclear fuel cycle issues.
Previously, Ms. Lowe-Lee served as the Treasurer and Director of Finance and Publications at the Korea Economic Institute (KEI) for 19 years. At KEI, she was frequently interviewed by the U.S. and Korean media on current issues concerning U.S.-Korea bilateral relations. Ms. Lowe-Lee also organized and supervised programs involving senior officials from Korea and the United States, as well as visits by Korean government officials and National Assembly members. She also worked as Deputy Director of Operations for the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee, where she participated in the senior committee decision-making process.
Ms. Lowe-Lee holds a B.A. in Neuroscience from Mount Holyoke College and received an M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.
Ms. Jaehyang So is the Director, Trust Funds and Partnerships at the World Bank. A Korean national, Ms. So joined the World Bank in 1992 as a Young Professional. She has worked throughout World Bank’s front line and corporate units focusing on privatization of utilities, financial and corporate restructuring of state owned enterprises, and infrastructure operations in East Asia, South Asia, Eastern and Central Asia, and Africa. Prior to her current position, Ms. So was the Manager of the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), one of the longest running global partnership programs of the World Bank, where she led the development and implementation of the program’s results management and monitoring systems and significantly leveraged the financial mobilization efforts and resources of the program. Ms. So has also served in selected corporate assignments throughout her career, including Adviser to the Managing Director, supporting the World Bank Group’s strategy, budget, and resource mobilization efforts. Prior to the World Bank, Ms. So was a corporate strategy consultant at Monitor Company, a management consultancy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, advising Fortune 100 level companies.