In celebration of the AAPI Heritage Month, we want to share a bit about our founder, Susu Wong. Susu was born in Hong Kong, and she went to elementary school there. Her family moved to Macau, a Portuguese-own colony then, before turning back to China in 1997. She went to high school in Macau, and upon graduation, she moved to the US to attend college and eventually settled in Boston. She has family on the east and west coasts of the US.
Before starting Tomo360, Susu was actively volunteering. She worked as a Program Manager in their E-Commerce strategy group, and she participated in an Asian Affinity Group at IBM, and later at NAAAP. She has spoken about her experiences as an Asian entrepreneur during the AAPI Heritage Month. She is a co-founder of Women Accelerators, a nonprofit that helps women succeed in the workplace through education, networking, mentoring, and leadership coaching. The Women Accelerators have created a scholarship program for minority women to attend the leadership coaching program.
She is a believer in supporting and cultivating the community. She and the team embrace its core values and diversity by supporting nonprofits with a mission to help women and girls. Some of the clients Tomo360 works with are Girls Inc. of Lowell, the Center for Hope and Health, and The Megan House Foundation. They also work with the Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF), whose mission is to improve the lives and communities of Greater Lowell through responsive giving. Finally, we work with Community Teamwork, which helps mobilize resources for low-income people in 63 cities and towns, providing opportunities for them to achieve stability and self-sufficiency.
Susu is proud of being able to contribute to causes she believes in and during Asian Heritage Month she invites you to do the same. You could support it by participating in any of the activities and events that focus on recognizing its importance. Here you can find some of the events you could attend during the month.