Talking Points Vietnam (TVP), the blog of OneVietnam Network, has a post on Duy-Loan T. Le, philanthropist and business leader. Duy-Loan came to the U.S. when she was 12. She taught herself how to read English and within four years, graduated as a valedictorian of her high school. Duy-Loan then joined Texas Instrument and was eventually elected as a Senior Fellow, a rank equivalent of a Senior Vice President. She is the only women holding this position in Texas Instrument’s nearly 80 years of history.
Duy-Loan has received many awards and recognitions, including the National Technologist of the Year, Times People, Asian American Engineer of the Year, Women of Vision: Leadership, and Top 15 Women in Business.
Duy-Loan serves on the board of the Mona Foundation. She is a founding member and currently serves on the advisory board of the Sunflower Mission. Sunflower Mission is a U.S. based non-profit that is committed to improving the lives of the people in Vietnam through educational assistance programs. They have built over 62 classrooms in remote areas of Vietnam, where 90% of the poor live. Through the Sunflower Mission Dao-Le Scholarship Program, over 2,200 scholarships have been awarded since 2004.
Disclosure: I serve as an advisor to the OneVietnam Network.