The first woman of Asian descent to be appointed to a President's Cabinet in U.S. history, Secretary Elaine L. Chao is a brilliant thought leader on global competitiveness, international business, geopolitical strategy, and leadership. Known for her impressive stewardship and numerous accomplishments as U.S. Secretary of Labor, the Honorable Elaine Chao offers invaluable insights into the changing dynamics of the 21st century workforce and the overarching business challenges facing both the U.S. and the world. Recognized with innumerable awards for her public and community service, Secretary Chao provides the candor and insight of an executive with the grace and wisdom of a dignitary.
Based on her distinguished career in all three sectors "public, private, and nonprofit," Secretary Chao speaks to the impact that current events and major economic trends have on organizations around the world. She provides audiences with proven strategies to enhance their organization's competitiveness through effective leadership and workforce globalization as she pulls from her unique perspective at the Department of Labor, her experience as President & CEO of the United Way of America and her service as Director of the Peace Corps among other positions of influence. Secretary Chao is Chair of the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation, a family foundation, and serves on a number of corporate and nonprofit boards.