Val Vang is a busy mom, wife, and full time employee. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and a Master’s in Business Administration. She currently works for a retail giant as an Advantage Coordinator in the Marketing Department, specializing in small business relations and guest services. Even though her main focus is in business, her work mission and passion in the past has been about cultural awareness.
As a previous Minnesota native, she worked as a cultural broker and acted as a community ambassador for the Twin Ports. She also spent a short time working for the desegregation office doing community workshops. To galvanize the community to understand more about diversity, Val became a member of the Hmong Group of Duluth. There, she taught young girls cultural dances and was the MC for their local New Year celebration for two straight years. To further make her voice known in the community, she joined the Copeland Community Board and the Asian Pacific Board. She was a guest lecturer at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the Human Diversity class, for a workshop at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Woodland Academy, and other special cultural events around the city.
In her spare time, Val enjoys photography, writing novellas and blogs, and challenging herself with culinary delights. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, and working out. One of her secret goal is to start a blog and to write a book. Her purpose with HWTOTW is to be an example to young girls, to help propel other Hmong women, and to help initiate a movement. She strongly believes that when women come together, they can become a powerhouse to do the impossible!