Svetlana Kim: To the Stars Through Adversity

Posted on 31/07/2012, by

Svetlana Kim: To the Stars Through Adversity

Svetlana Kim is an international speaker, community advocate, spokesperson for the 2011 Macy’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, bestselling author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, and founder of Svetlana Kim LLC.

White Pearl and I:  A Memoir of a Political Refugee chronicles her journey from Russia to the United States, where she arrived with only one dollar in her pocket and not a single word of English at her disposal; today, she is a leader among her peers in the business world, and has been honored with numerous awards citing her commitment, skill, and integrity.

Svetlana Kim’s remarkable story opens in Leningrad, Russia, on a frigid winter afternoon. Standing in the bread line for the third day in a row, she listens as her neighbors discuss the impending fall of the Berlin Wall. Life as a student in a crumbling country offered few possibilities for the ambitious young woman, so when a former classmate offers her a plane ticket to the US., she jumps at the opportunity. (more…)

About Svetlana Kim

Svetlana Kim
My name is Svetlana Kim. I am a speaker, writer, entrepreneur, and community Activist. My passion is helping young Asian American achieve their own dreams. I'll be sharing some practical tips on how to have greater success in any areas of your life. Svetlana Kim LLC features workshops and seminars to help your organization achieve the ultimate results.