International Week Speaker: Hilary Corna
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
at 7:00 PM
Buntrock Commons, 225A Black Room
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"When your intuition dares you, accept it!"

When Hilary Corna was twenty-two years old, she bought a one-way ticket to Singapore to pursue her pipe dream of launching a post-college career in Asia. Successfully landing a job with Toyota in Singapore as Senior Executive Officer, she served the company for three years conducting *Kaizen throughout dealerships in Asia with the Philippines and India being her main projects. Since returning to America in late 2010, Hilary has written and published her first book, One White Face, a narrative nonfiction account of her time abroad. Since its release in September 2011, One White Face has been featured in The New York Times and ForbesWoman, and was reviewed as the “GenY version of Eat, Pray, Love”.

Hilary is now on a nationwide book tour sponsored by Toyota Motor USA, she has spoken at TED, and One White Face is being adapted into a screenplay. Hilary also founded an online eCourse for people who want to work abroad at Hilary studied at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan and graduated from Elon University in North Carolina with two degrees in International Business and Asian/Pacific Studies. She has been featured in Pearson’s 2011 Business Communication college textbook, speaks conversational Japanese and resides in Columbus, Ohio.

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