Local woman, Ms Susan Lee, has today been named Strathfield Woman of the Year in recognition of her tireless efforts to develop and maintain the Korean and Australian relationships through business, culture and broader community education.
Ms Lee was presented with the Award as part as part of the annual International Women’s Day celebrations at NSW Parliament House, which is designed to ensure the outstanding contribution women across NSW make to industry, community and society, is appropriately recognised.
“Susan is a successful and respected businesswoman who is worthy of recognition for her efforts in maintaining, deepening and strengthening relationships, not only within the Korean Australian community but also amongst the broader community” Ms McKay said.
Ms Lee is the publisher of the TOP media group, a well-known media outlet that produces a number of publications, including Weekly Top News, Monthly Top Woman, and Korean Safari. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Jae May Holdings, an Australian company that provides cleaning and ancillary services to supermarket, retail, commercial and industrial market sectors.
Ms Lee’s success has also been recognised in Korea, where has been awarded the
the Moran Medal, an Order of Civil Merit that is one of the highest awards presented by the Republic of Korean. This follows a Korean presidential citation presented in 2007 to Ms Lee for her community work and efforts to bring about Korean unification
“Ms Lee’s contribution extends beyond the local business community. She is a member of the NSW Multicultural Business Advisory Panel, Director of the Strathfield Branch of the Bendigo Bank, Chairperson of the National Unification Advisory Council of Australia and has previously been a member of the NSW-Asia Business Council.
“Susan Lee is an outstanding woman in our local community and a great advocate for and leader of the Korean community in Australia. She thoroughly deserves this prestigious award”, Ms McKay said.