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TEDxSingapore - So-Young Kang - What are the masks you wear?

So-Young Kang is Catalyst, Founder & CEO of Awaken Group, a global leadership development and organizational experience design firm. She is passionate about transforming the world through inspiring and developing "human, creative, adaptive" leaders. She and her team design organizations, how people interact with each other, and work with individuals to better align what's inside with what's on the outside to develop innovative solutions and create beautiful experiences. So-Young is passionate about integrating East-West values and mindsets and has traveled around the world to observe, listen, experience, and be transformed so that she, in turn, can catalyze sustainable change. She loves investing in youth and founded The Young Professionals' Group in 2000, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students achieve their professional dreams. This non-profit, just expanded into Singapore, rewards character over grades and focuses on providing financial support and advice from a highly accomplished global network of advisors. She loves new ideas and new ventures and is excited to have joined the TED Community in 2009. So-Young is an avid snowboarder, scuba diver, explorer, musician, creative and vulnerable human. Be gentle. About TEDxSingapore TEDxSingaporeWomen was TEDxSingapore's 13th event since 2009 and was a collaborative event with TEDxWomen in New York and Los Angeles and over 80 TEDx events across the globe. Dynamic and passionate local TEDxSingaporeWomen speakers and artistes shared their ideas, talents and endeavours with Singapore and the world. These are women who challenge what you think you know with their experiences, their accomplishments and their insights. An activist on how something as basic as access to proper sanitation can change the course of a life. A martial artist on how to overcome stereotypes and live your passion - and kick butt while you're at it, and other women who are making a difference. The evening ended with a Think+Eat+Drink Party, with lots of mixing and mingling among thinkers and doers, visionaries, passionate people of the TED community in Singapore. TEDxSingapore brings people together to seek a deeper understanding of ourselves and our world, and to inspire ideas and action for a better future for us all. Founded in April 2009, we are 100% Community-Created. Express your passion and inspiration with over 8,000 people today at TEDxSingapore In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
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