Mali Phonpadith
Mali Phonpadith is the Founder and CEO of the SOAR Community Network, author, speaker, marketing strategist, podcaster and the Executive Producer of Tea with Mali Cable TV Show. In 2015, Mali was selected as a Belief Team community partner through Values Partnership for the Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network BELIEF initiative.

She has over 18 years of marketing, sales, and business development experience. Mali also ran a financial services practice for seven years where she created and implemented risk management strategies for hundreds of clients.

Mali is a community champion for several local non-profits.
She is the co-founder of the Young Professional Leadership Group and the cohost of Creative Entrepreneur Buzz Podcast (Named New and Noteworthy and What’s Hot on iTunes in 2014). A Million Fireflies is Mali’s memoir about her voyage from war-torn Laos to America.

She is also the co-author of Seen and Sustained: Best Practices in Communication that Increase the Visibility of Small and Diverse Businesses, a professional workbook written with Akia Garnett, Jane Lovas, and Tamecia Bradshaw.

She has shared her insights at The Library of Congress, Smithsonian, University of Maryland, George Mason University, SAIC and other national venues. Advisor Today Magazine, Asian Fortune Newspaper, WJLA DC, Radio Free Asia, WHUR Radio, Voice of America, Intentful Magazine and numerous blog talk radio programs have featured her work and journey.

As the Founder and CEO of the SOAR Community Network, Mali leads a dedicated consortium of business experts in supporting small and mid-sized businesses expand their market reach by implementing marketing and technology strategies and helping them to SOAR in the market.