At an October 5 luncheon ceremony in San Francisco presented by the Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, Dr. Tae Yun Kim, a prominent Bay Area entrepreneur, was honored with the 2015 CEDAW Women’s Human Rights Award for Entrepreneurship. CEDAW is the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. She was one of seven women and one man receiving this year’s awards.
In her stirring acceptance speech, Dr. Kim had the whole audience chanting her stirring words, “Take charge of your life! Ask, seek, knock. He can do, she can do, why not me?”
Dr. Kim was four years old when the Korean War began. She overcame abandonment and abuse as a child and prevailed in the face of severe adversity. She became the first woman to train in Tae Kwon Do in Korea, achieve Black Belt level, and become a Master and Great Grandmaster. She went on to become the founder and CEO of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, Inc., an innovative high-tech firm specializing in contamination monitoring and particle counting. She is also a bestselling author and popular motivational speaker.
Dr. Kim and Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions underwrite the costs of printing and mailing all our KWMF Newsletters, saving our Foundation thousands of dollars in overheads. We congratulate Dr. Tae Yun Kim for her prestigious CEDAW honor, and thank her for her generosity in support of KWMF.