In 2019, the Program was awarded the U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy grant. In November 2019, the following women from the global impactmania network traveled to New Zealand to meet the U.S. Consul General and a number of women change makers in New Zealand.
We thank the U.S. Consulate in New Zealand for supporting impactmania's Women of Impact program. Paksy interviewed 12+ impact makers in New Zealand. A number of women from the global network flew out to New Zealand for an intense week of personal and professional work and development.
Dr. Miyoung Chun went from being a busgirl in a restaurant to leading the U.S. BRAIN Initiative—a collaborative, public-private research initiative announced by President Barack Obama at the State of the Union in 2013.
I am a scientist. I did my PhD, and I love new innovations. I love looking at new ways of doing things. What is the current research? What can we do with hidden costs commercialized things? Actually taking an idea, technology, and turning it into a product or a service that people can use and make a difference.
“The U.S. Consulate is committed to supporting programs that educate and empower women and girls. impactmania’s Women of Impact provides a powerful platform for women to share their stories with their peers and with the public in an effort to celebrate their work and inspire us all. We’re excited to help connect impressive women from the United States and New Zealand and shine a light on their successes.” – Katelyn Choe, Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand.
Women of Impact (you) will be hosted by the U.S. Consulate General at her Residence in New Zealand, November 3.
Steve Jobs had that famous ad with Einstein when he came back to Apple. Think different, and I think that's really it. I think that entrepreneurs tend to have a lot of confidence in themselves. They have an ability to be a contrarian, to think different.