Building a Global Career as a Korean Woman - A Conversation with Jie-ae Sohn

Jie-ae Sohn, an STC for the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund, was featured at a recent IMF-WBG Korean Staff Association seminar where she shared experiences and lessons learned in balancing between Korean and western corporate cultures, family and work, and the challenges of being a female in a male-dominated profession.

She is Korea's Ambassador for Cultural Cooperation and an invited professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Womans University.

Her career in international broadcasting began as CNN’s bureau chief and correspondent based in Seoul, Korea from 1995 to 2010 during which time she reported extensively on South and North Korea. She then went on to serve as the spokesperson of the Presidential Committee for the Seoul G20 Summit in 2010, and later the Presidential Secretary of the Office of Overseas Public Relations in the executive office of former South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak.  Jie-ae also became the first female head of a major Korean broadcasting company as she led the Korea International Broadcasting Foundation (Arirang TV & Radio) between 2011 to 2014.