TORONTO, ONTARIO, March 8, 2011 – From the Toronto Star Front Page Business Section
Mikah Lee, CEO of LPR Global, a business to business marketing firm.
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Mikah Lee, 42, came to Canada from her native South Korea for love. While her marriage to a Canadian didn’t last, her love affair with Toronto did.
A decade ago, Lee founded LPR Global, a company focused on helping South Korean firms operate in North America, everything from selling DVR recording devices to precision machinery for auto parts companies.
A born entrepreneur, she majored in English education at home, started a language school for children there and sold it after five years.
“When I came here, the only option seemed to be a secretary,” Lee said, adding she isn’t detailed oriented and would be a terrible assistant. So she got her MBA at Rotman, and did a stint with Brightspark, a venture capital firm, before founding her own firm.
“It is good to be a woman in business in Canada. There are so many women who are willing to help you,” Lee said. “What’s best is nobody looks down on me.”
Back in Korea, Lee once interviewed for a job at electronics giant Samsung and was asked what she would do if a male co-worker asked her to make him coffee.
“I was furious, and I said my parents didn’t spend thousands of dollars for me to make coffee for a co-worker,” she said. Needless to say, Lee didn’t get that job.
About LPR Global, Inc. LPR Global is a strategic consultancy headquartered in Toronto, ON with affiliated operations in the US and South Korea. Founded in 2001, LPR Global provides advisory and business development services to companies, government organizations, and professional services firms doing business between South Korean and Western markets. Visit http://www.lprglobal.com or http://www.uskoreahotlink.com Contact: Mike LaTorraca 416-848-3926 firstname.lastname@example.org
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