In this episode Helen Raleigh discusses her upbringing in Communist China and how the wisdom of her mother’s will taught Helen to be the best today to build the courage for a bigger tomorrow.
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Helen Raleigh, CFA, was born and raised in Communist China. She arrived at America in 1996 as a student. She knew no one and had less than $100 in her pocket. Like millions of immigrants with a craving for freedom, her pocket was light but her dreams were rich. She took on three part-time jobs, including washing dishes at Chinese restaurants, while supporting herself through graduate schools. Through a combination of hard work and scholarships, Helen earned her master’s degree in business economics from the State University of New York, College of Oneonta, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming.
Over the years, Helen worked for several fortune 500 companies, including Citibank. She has over 16 years’ experiences in the financial services industry in areas ranging from pension funds to risk management. She also holds the “gold standard” investment industry designation — the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter certification.
Helen discusses the following points of conversation:
- What motivated you to speak about the disconnects within the U.S. immigration laws?
- What thoughts did you leave with people in both of your books, Confucius Never Said and The Broken Welcome Mat?
- What did you need to believe about yourself to have the life you envisioned?
- Can you name a person who has had a tremendous impact on you? Maybe someone who has been a mentor to you? Why and how did this person impact your life?
- What advice would you give business professionals to create a better future for themselves?
- What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader?
Connect With Helen: http://www.helenraleighspeaks.com/
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