Sue Ann Hong is the President and CEO of Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW). Her career was with State Farm Insurance Companies for over 28 years, including Data Processing, Diversity & Inclusion, Corporate Business & Technology Portfolio Management and P&C Auto Claims. She’s led up to 600 employees in multiple locations, managed 1000 contract employees and supported customers and State Farm agents in 23 states. She’s worked in various locations, including MI, IL, NY and GA. She infuses the philosophy of building trusting relationships, collaborating and bringing people together to achieve common goals. A 2002 Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APAWLI) Fellow, she continues her journey as a Whole Person Leader in her belief it’s the journey versus the destination. Her goal is to support CAPAW’s vision to build Whole Person Leaders one person at a time.
Sue Ann shares how she builds her confidence by learning to take it one step at a time in every part of her life whether it’s business or life. She also shares the current stats of #StopAsianHate and why it’s important to bring awareness to what is happening to our community.
Sue Ann Hong is the President and CEO of Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW).
Sue Ann is of Korean descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
People aren’t always going to have value towards you. They’re going to define your value but ultimately it is your job to define your own value.
Definition of Self Confidence
Self confidence is about being the most authentic you that you can be and you are projecting that out into the world.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Sue Ann is always a learner and always finds ways to figure things out which helps her build confidence even if she is starting from zero. She also has her moments when she is not confident but she addresses it and works on it.
The “AHA” Moment
When Sue Ann transitioned from corporate to non-profit, she felt like knew nothing because she had to do things for herself. At times Sue Ann felt shaky to take on such a huge role but she took it one step at a time and figured it out to make it work.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Life is still figuring out for Sue Ann which is her mantra. She is more confident that she can always figure things out when dealing with the unknown.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Remind yourself that you are enough. You don’t have to be alone in your journey.