Moderator: Joanna Lee 'Geummy'
Born in South Carolina, Geummy was raised in the Middle East. Both her parents were involved in philanthropic work around the world, which is where Geummy's altruistic nature developed.
She unexpectedly found her interests for healthcare when she became ill at the age of 13 and had to fight for her life. Her journey to save her health lead her to study global health at Keck School of Medicine. Her passion to serve and empower her community carried over, and was awarded by the Los Angeles California State Senate as well as the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Geummy has worked in a cancer specializing hospital, as the Marketing Lead, and implemented innovative healthcare solutions. She was the first Seoul Rotary Club’s Young Leaders Co-President and founded the first Annual Seoul Rotary Art Fair.
While living in Korea for the first time, Geummy experienced a surprising amount of discrimination; for her age, gender, body size, education level, hair color, skin tone, confidence, independence, and her status of being single.
Her love for storytelling lead her to found WeGolden Productions, the first all women Asian American production company. She has created a platform to support women creatives and help change the portrayal of women in media through multidimensional roles.
Her mission is to affect change by enabling others to find their inner voice, discover their true self and feel liberated and beautiful.
Today, as Social Media Influencer & Marketing Consultant, Geummy helps empower small businesses and entrepreneurs with marketing and branding tools. She founded Weosh Agency, a boutique digital agency specializing in social media marketing and digital advertising. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Geummy works with a creative team on strategy, design, and content creation to tell and share brand stories.