An inspirational entrepreneur, Marilyn Tam has built up four successful companies in different fields, including corporate consulting and training, website portals, supply chain software, and integrated health and wellness. Besides her work as an entrepreneur, she is also a business consultant, bestselling author, and former president of Reebok, CEO of Aveda, and Nike Vice President. Recognised as one of the ‘Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs in the USA by Fempreneur magazine, her focus is on building happiness, enhancing productivity, and achieving success. Inc. Magazine listed her as one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world.
Despite her difficulties as a child in Hong Kong, her move to America as a teenager allowed her to follow her dreams. She has succeeded. Today, her company ‘The US Foundation’ strives to address social, economic, and environmental issues in partnership with the United Nations Habitat II. The collaboration led to them becoming a nominee for a “Best Practice Award”.
Marilyn Tam has also served on The Reebok Human Rights Award board along with former President Jimmy Carter, musicians Peter Gabriel and Sting, Chairman of the Rafer Johnson Special Olympics and Paul Fireman, Chairman of Reebok International Ltd. Her business and humanitarian work as well as that on the Euro American Women’s Council in Athens saw the Greek Government award her the Artemis Award. Her likeness was also put on a Greek Postage Stamp. Her work thus far has seen her work with ministers and government officials in an advisory capacity for the country of Bhutan, helping with the transition into the 21st Century without the loss of cultural or environmental heritage.
A prolific writer, she is the author of the bestseller “The Happiness Choice” which went on to the Silver Medal at the Global eBook Awards.
An experienced global business leader and speaker, Marilyn Tam offers inspirational stories, tools, her personal experience, and a unique perspective that helps others excel, achieve success, and find happiness. She lives in the USA and presents in English.
“Thank you for your outstanding participation as moderator and plenary speaker for Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference. Your insight into the strategies, tactics and tools critical to building a successful business through deal making was particularly helpful. Thank you for your excellent contribution.”
"You were amazing! You were so well received, our post event surveys all gave you a 5 – which was the highest score, and in fact we sold every book."
“I have heard from many of the participants who have said this was the best conference yet and they could really feel a different energy and excitement level. I attribute it to you who brought such great insight and a wealth of knowledge to the group. I can't thank you enough.”
“Thank you for being our Keynote Speaker at the event. You inspired and informed our audience. We value the diversity in our customer base and thank you for helping us reach them. I will certainly reach out to partner on further initiatives when we see opportunity.”
“Marilyn is a highly engaging, inspiring, and authentic speaker, with a motivating and entertaining story to share. She brings a lifetime of challenges and successes that resonate deeply with her audience. By sharing through her own personal experiences, she imparts a wealth of practical knowledge that encourages participants to evaluate their life purpose, and enables them to connect their passions with their careers and life paths. I look forward to the next opportunity to hear Marilyn speak.”