Celebrating Asian heritage: Who is a role model you look up to and why?

April is Asian-American Native Hawaiian Pacific Island Heritage Month in the U.S. and Asian Heritage Month in Canada. This month, we are spotlighting employees who help strengthen our culture, push our business forward and help Molson Coors thrive. 

This week we ask: Who is a role model of Asian descent you look up to and why?

Joy Ghosh, vice president of marketing for above-premium flavor, Chicago

JoyFor me it would be Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. He’s only the third CEO in Microsoft’s history after Bill Gates and Steve Balmer. CEO since 2014, he’s transformed Microsoft’s business with a bigger focus on AI, server technology and gaming. His biggest focus, however, was culture, moving Microsoft toward being a more empathetic, collaborative and growth mindset driven organization.

I appreciate his leadership style in empowering every employee at Microsoft with a focus on continuous learning and personal growth. During his tenure, the stock of Microsoft has tripled and is now the second largest company by market cap in the world. Like me, he is Indian-born and a big cricket fan, so I also appreciate his immigrant story and his overall tenacity, grit and vision. I highly recommend his book “Hit Refresh,” which speaks of his journey and the transformation of Microsoft during his tenure.

KongKong Meng Moua, associate manager, procurement, Milwaukee

I would select Yo Yo Ma! Primarily due to his list of accolades and accomplishments. He was a musician prodigy at the age of 4!!! 



Tiffany Luong, brand public relations manager, Toronto

tiffIn terms of role models, I love Jenn Im, a fashion Youtuber from LA. I stumbled upon her channel in my early 20s and loved following her changes and journey through life as I passed through similar challenges/milestones/realizations. She’s incredibly well-spoken, thoughtful and self-aware – I love her refreshingly humble storytelling and admire how well she understands and connects with her audience to give them content that they didn’t know they wanted.