Ms So-Young Kang

Founder and CEO, Awaken Group

So-Young Kang is Catalyst & CEO of Awaken Group, a multi-disciplinary Transformation Design (TD) firm that integrates strategy, leadership and innovation to design experiences that catalyze change. She is passionate about transforming the world through inspiring and developing “human, creative, adaptable” organizations.

She is author of Inside Out, a book on global leadership and innovation. She is committed to serving the community and co-founded The Young Professionals’ Group (YPG) in 2000 and sits on the boards of Open University West Africa and Love North Korea Ministries. She is a TED-ster and has been a TEDx speaker. She is currently a Young Global Leader selected by the World Economic Forum. So-Young has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.