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Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real.

Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders Must Lead is on a mission to help you overcome the momentum of zero and own your story on the way to building your ideal life.

Jul 28, 2020

Today, Millie Chu is an Entrepreneurship Expert and Immigrant Leader with legit credibility and dedication to creating a vibrant community and inclusive economies, but her path hasn’t been easy.

After her family immigrated from China to the U.S., school was rough for Millie as aggressive bullies ground her down both physically and emotionally. Before finding success, Millie also survived sometimes brutally abusive relationships before learning her value was far more than the circumstances she could survive.


About the Guest:

Featured in Forbes as an immigrant leader, Millie helps and inspires other immigrants to become entrepreneurs. Her work is dedicated to economic development, talent retention, entrepreneurship and higher education. Millie is the VP of Global Entrepreneurship and STEM Talent for Global Detroit, helping to mobilize immigrant inclusion through entrepreneurship, talent retention, job creation, and employer engagement. She spearheads the Global EIR program to support international founders in the high-growth, advanced technology industry by providing a pathway to launch their business, create jobs, attract investment, and improve economic prosperity for Michigan. In addition, Millie oversees strategic approaches for the Global Talent Accelerator (GTA) the Global Talent Retention Initiative (GTRI) to cultivate diversity and inclusion through international student retention. As a Faculty Affiliate at the University of Michigan, William Davidson Institute, Millie creates and implements entrepreneurial and mentorship programs to improve ecosystems and infrastructures in the Middle East to benefit refugees and emerging economies. Prior to Global Detroit, Millie was a consultant at the Michigan SBDC and provided personalized consulting and growth strategies to hundreds of organizations. Collectively through the SBDC and through her own consultancy, she assisted over 500 organizations and launched over 65 startups. Combined with 10+ years as a business and entrepreneurship teacher in higher education, Millie is dedicated to creating vibrant communities and inclusive economies.


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About the Host:

Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.

Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.

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