Making a Career Switch from Nonprofit to Tech | Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

Curious what it’s like to make a career switch from nonprofit to tech? Or what it’s like to navigate corporate America as an Asian American? In 2005, Steve Jobs gave a commencement speech to the graduating class of Stanford where he said: “you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

Connie Chan Wang was one of those in the graduating class and in today’s video, that’s exactly what we do: we connect dots. Connie currently leads brand marketing at one of the top brands in the world. She started out in Education and Nonprofit before moving ultimately to Tech, and as we connect the dots looking back, you hear how she’s followed her passion for building community and storytelling in every step.

I hope this video inspires you to pursue something new if you want — even if it feels random in the moment. You might just look back one day and realize that you were following your passion the whole time.

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This conversation is part of the series, Mohae with Jenny Park: Celebrating AAPI Month, where I chat with different Asian American leaders and creators about their experiences and career paths. Growing up, I didn’t see many Asians in leadership positions nor did I even know so many different jobs existed! The goal of this series is to share a peek into different paths and create visibility. 

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