Why Chinese Women Are Not Broke is a must-read for anyone who is looking to reach success, happiness, or merely get out of a rut. Giovanna Pang-Garcia, a highly successful entrepreneur and inspirational speaker, leads the way on this journey, drawing upon her own expertise and exploring the lives of 100 trailblazing Chinese American women in order to unveil the secret philosophies that can lead anyone to success. Why Chinese Women Are Not Broke: Real Life Stories and Proven Keys for Success is more than just a nuts-and-bolts guide. Filled with amazing stories and brutally honest self-assessment, it is an inspirational and eye-opening journey that combines a mixture of Chinese core values with American ingenuity and creativity, in order to create a philosophy—a blueprint—, which we can, all follow to reach our dreams.
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Giovanna Pang Garcia
Why Chinese Women Are Not Broke
For the book, Giovanna tracked down 100 of the most successful and influential Chinese women in America, convincing them to share their secrets of success. Among those profiled: Jennie Chin Hansen, president of AARP; Jenny Ming, president of Charlotte Russe; Ivy Chin, vice president of QVC; U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, former San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong, U.S. Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, Diane Tang-Liu, vice president of research and development for Allergen Inc.; Sonya Gong Jent, vice president of operations for State Farm Insurance; HIV researcher Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal and former U.S. Attorney Carol Lam.
These women became successful but because they persevered, were driven by an indefatigable work ethic, possessed an unstoppable desire for success and never quit pursuing their dreams — core principles that come from the Chinese culture.
GIOVANNA PANG GARCIA’S own story is equally compelling. She came to the United States alone at age 16, not knowing how to speak English. While she lacked formal education, she had a tremendous reserve of tenacity, willingness to learn, and self discipline. With $300, she started a business in her living room. Garcia emphasizes that the keys to success are applicable to all people. “While I interviewed Chinese women – because that is my heritage – these same values have been brought to America by immigrants from all over the world. For hundreds of years people have come to the United States with suitcases of hopes and dreams. They also brought a willingness to work hard, take risks, persevere in the face of setbacks and live with integrity,” she said.