Jin encouraged the students to vision “a world where every girl is valued and supported to realize her full potential” and “to shift fundamental mindsets and ignite tomorrow’s women leaders.”
For Jin, this is not an abstract notion but a deep call to action rooted in her own childhood, when her widowed mother moved them from Korea to the United States. Through a mentor in her youth, Jin learned that destiny is not determined by gender, but by actions. Now Jin is a mentor, spurring young women to believe that the most powerful force for change in the world is themselves.
Jin In has spoken to organizations and at conferences across the world and worked with the UN Commission on the Status of Women to promote the leadership of young women. She hopes that by speaking to young women directly, she is “passing the baton” to future leaders and change agents.
“The best foreign policy is to develop future leaders, and education is the best platform to teach leadership,” she says.
© 2014 Omega Institute for Holistic Studies