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TedX Speaking: Your Story Comes from Your Unique Experiences

Mali Phonpadith is the Founder/CEO of the SOAR Community Network and SOAR Community Summit, TEDx Speaker, Two-time  #1 international bestselling author, marketing strategist, podcaster and the Executive Producer/Host of Tea with Mali Cable TV Show. In 2015, Mali was selected as a Belief Team community partner through Values Partnership for the Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network BELIEF initiative.

She has been nominated for several awards including Heroines of Washington D.C. Award by the March of Dimes, twice for the Women of the Year Award by NEW – Network Executive Women and recognized as the iBoss Capital Navigator in 2018 for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and thrive.

As the Founder and CEO of the SOAR Community Network, Mali leads a dedicated consortium of business experts to support business owners, growing leadership teams, and larger organizations to map their corporate DNA, authenticate their messages, and amplify their missions.

She has over 20 years of marketing, sales, and business development experience. Mali also ran a financial services practice for seven years where she created and implemented risk management strategies for hundreds of clients.

She is a coauthor of Seen and Sustained, Born to be Me, and The Balancing Act. A Million Fireflies is Mali’s memoir about her voyage from war-torn Laos to America.

She has shared her insights at The Library of Congress, Smithsonian, University of Maryland, George Mason University, SAIC and other national venues. Advisor Today Magazine, Asian Fortune Newspaper, WJLA DC, Radio Free Asia, WHUR Radio, Voice of America. Numerous blog talk radio and local television programs have featured her work and journey.