2nd Anniversary Recap

A huge thank you for celebrating our 2nd anniversary with us on May 11th! We began the celebration by listening to the journeys of 8 members who successfully got hired after a hiatus from work. All of our guests, including new members and long-time supporters, enjoyed the conversation immensely. They also had the opportunity to network with new people, exchange resources and tips with each other, purchase a canvas tote bag, and submit a donation form to Simple Steps.

A special shout out to our staff on their hard work preparing for the event, and to our guest speakers for their candid discussions. We would also like to thank our sponsors: Memebox for popular Kaja beauty items, K Star Doshirak for authentic and quality dinner, and RICE&CAKE for elegantly handmade rice cake. We couldn’t have done this without your support.

You can find more event photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/CwGA9BooK3SWYB6Z7

Interview with Miseon Lee,
Board of Director at Simple Steps

This month, meet Miseon Lee, a member of Simple Steps’ Board of Directors.
Q: Can you share your current role with us as well as why you immigrated to the U.S.?A: I am currently a Senior Treasury Manager at Applied Materials. Previously, I worked at HP and KB Kookmin Bank.I came to the U.S. for my MBA, which was sponsored by KB Kookmin Bank, where I was working at the time. So, my original plan was to return to Korea upon completion of my MBA. However, I met my husband while I was here, and I decided to stay in the U.S.

Q: Can you elaborate on your professional journey after coming to the U.S. as well as the challenges you faced?

A: I got my first job in the U.S. when a company came on campus during my MBA program. This first job, however, was in Philadelphia, and I later had to find a job in Silicon Valley to be with my husband. This time around was a lot tougher. I really needed to polish my resume, and I applied to more than 100 jobs. I had an especially difficult time with phone interviews because I was less confident speaking in English. Another challenge was VISA. Some companies avoid sponsoring VISA’s because it costs money and time.

Once I started working and got into the professional world, it was a lot easier to develop my career. Companies help develop you. They have online courses and leadership workshops that force you to think about your career path.

Continued…

Click here to read the full interview article!

New Promotional Video

To celebrate our 2nd year anniversary, we created a new promotional video. Please check it out and see highlights of the last 2 years!

Progress & Impact

Your contribution and your willingness to support the female talent in our community has helped Simple Steps make an impact during the last two years.Key Progress

  • 600+ women and supporters are connected to Simple Steps.
  • 280+ women participated in professional networking events.
  • 160+ women got training through workshops and seminars.
  • 22+ Simple Steps members restarted their career.

Job Titles of the Members Who Restarted Their Career

Business/Education Technology
Accounting Manager Data Analyst
Administrator Web Developer
Executive Assistant Project Manager
Finance Operations Analyst Statistical Analyst
Teacher in Public School SW Engineer
Finance Operations Analyst UX Designer
Localization and QA Specialist UX Researcher
Translator

Your contribution will help Simple Steps continuously provide greater opportunities for our female talent in pursuing their career aspirations.

If you would like to donate to Simple Steps, please visit our donation page here.

You can also contribute your time and talents. Whatever amount of time or any talents you are willing to offer are greatly appreciated. Please email info@simplestepscc.org to get involved.

Events & Opportunities

Ready for Big School!

Is your child going to Kindergarten or Elementary School? Simple Steps invites parents to a special event for school preparation. We will talk about how we can help children adjust to a new school, discuss how to teach Korean at home, and learn more about the US elementary school system. The seminar will be held in Korean without translation.

Speakers

Bokyung Kim (Psychologist, Studio B for Little Minds): Is your child ready for big school?

Yeohun Kim (Former Principal and Teacher, Joyful Korean School): Guideline to maintain your children’s Korean

Hannah Hyunah Lee (Instructional Aide, Walter Hays Elementary): Who are school staff?

 

 

1st Meetup in Seattle

Simple Steps and Changbal W Group are cohosting our first meetup in Seattle to introduce Simple Steps’ mission and goals. Spread the word and let your Seattle friends know that we are coming to meet them!
 

 

Facebook’s Return to Work Program

 

 

Job Opportunities at Memebox

If you would like to apply to the positions below, please email your resume to careers@simplestepscc.org.
Social Media & Influencer Marketing Coordinators: https://boards.greenhouse.io/memebox/jobs/1680370
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