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Meet Our Class of 2018 Fellows: Mimi Shih

University of Toronto, Rotman School of Business

Mimi has crafted her life and career through spanning different countries. Having immigrated from Taiwan at the age of 6, Mimi grew up in Vancouver, Canada and later attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. During that time, she was the VP of Community Service and Brotherhood at the Professional fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. Shortly after graduation, she moved back to Vancouver to immerse herself with the wealth management industry in Vancouver, Canada. Her passion for psychology directly translates to her appreciation for the markets. While in Vancouver, she served as the VP of Education for her local Toastmasters group and acted as the Corporate Team Captain for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland to coach beginner runners to run the Scotiabank Half Marathon. After spending time in Vancouver and being immersed with Asian Wealth Management, Mimi was given the opportunity to move to Shanghai, China to explore the institutional side of the financial services market. In Shanghai, she founded LQ Fitness, which consisted of over 100 members and partnered with local fitness groups for membership perks, fitness classes, and LGBT advocacy. Having moved back to North America, Mimi leveraged her experience in China to further her career working with clients from both the East and West.

What made you consider business school?

I always knew I’d get my MBA. Self improvement is very important to me and I enjoy learning as well as networking. Who knows what’ll come of it?

What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?

Getting to know my peers, learning new aspects of myself, refining myself, coming up with a life plan.

Who are some leaders (in the LGBT community, in business, or in society) that most inspire you?

My mom for being a role model for me – she stressed that a career is very important for a woman. All the males and females of the #metoo movement.

What's one thing everyone should know about you?

I genuinely enjoy running marathons.