VERNA LUM

Client Relationship Manager


 

Verna Lum

BIOGRAPHY




Growing up in Canada as a middle child in a Chinese family of 8 with limited resources, Verna made a promise to her mother to get an education, be independent and self-reliant. Verna has personally felt the challenges all young ethnic woman face and are still facing. In middle school, in a chemistry class of 30, she was the only Asian female, but was committed to her dreams- She got my first job at the age of 12, bought her first pony at 13 and finished university in her late teens.

 

After 20 years working with International, Canadian and US based consulting companies, working with companies with operating budgets ranging from $500 to several Billion, it is clear to Verna that improving shareholder value and employer branding is important and it takes sustainable, organic growth which only comes when companies invest in their greatest assets- their people. Great things happen when organizations build a diverse and inclusive culture and are able to grow top talent in-house. Verna is passionate about working with clients to help grow their diverse employee base and ensure they stay to pay it forward to the next generation.

 

Since joining Desa Global Leadership, Verna’s professional journey has been realized as she shares the common goal to give voice and visibility to underrepresented minorities and to empower them to get promoted to executive positions.

Outside of work, Verna loves spending time with her dogs and horses. She carves out time everyday to ride or hike with them and it fuels her.

Verna Lum

BIOGRAPHY




Growing up in Canada as a middle child in a Chinese family of 8 with limited resources, Verna made a promise to her mother to get an education, be independent and self-reliant. Verna has personally felt the challenges all young ethnic woman face and are still facing. In middle school, in a chemistry class of 30, she was the only Asian female, but was committed to her dreams- She got my first job at the age of 12, bought her first pony at 13 and finished university in her late teens.

 

After 20 years working with International, Canadian and US based consulting companies, working with companies with operating budgets ranging from $500 to several Billion, it is clear to Verna that improving shareholder value and employer branding is important and it takes sustainable, organic growth which only comes when companies invest in their greatest assets- their people. Great things happen when organizations build a diverse and inclusive culture and are able to grow top talent in-house. Verna is passionate about working with clients to help grow their diverse employee base and ensure they stay to pay it forward to the next generation.

 

Since joining Desa Global Leadership, Verna’s professional journey has been realized as she shares the common goal to give voice and visibility to underrepresented minorities and to empower them to get promoted to executive positions.

Outside of work, Verna loves spending time with her dogs and horses. She carves out time everyday to ride or hike with them and it fuels her.

3 words friends use to describe Verna

Integrity, Determination, Commitment.

Recently checked off her bucket list

First Place Finisher International Marathons in Palma Majorca, Spain

WHAT YOU SHOULD REALLY KNOW ABOUT HER IS

Everyday, I am blessed to do something I love to do! Run, Walk, Hike with My Dogs and Ride My Horses  

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