Sheryl Sandberg holds "Don't Forget The Soap" book launch & signing in NYC, Sep 17

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NEW YORK, NY -- From someone who is probably among the highest-ranking Filipina Americans in global finance, comes a book - not about the steps to take at the corporate ladder, or the tips to note to get the corner office, or get admitted in Yale, but a memoir of how her mother, Lenore Lim, an early education teacher and artist, taught her the importance of balance  - in work and in love, in academics and socials, and in time and money.


The Filipino American community of NYC welcomes back one of the most influential Filipino American professionals who grew up, walked the streets of and climbed the corporate ladder in New York before taking on the world in South America and Asia Pacific in her new post as Citi’s Asia Pacific Regional Director in Singapore.

Friends old and new will help celebrate Claire’s debut in taking on yet another role, as an author. In her newest position, Claire hopes to share all the good stuff she’s learned from her Filipino parents, that proved useful as she navigated the UN, Yale, NYC and the world.

Combining her Filipino upbringing, United Nations exposure, Ivy League education, and reminders from her mother, this Filipina American finance guru was able to climb the corporate ladder while keeping her feet on the ground. In “Don’t Forget the Soap,” new author, daughter, wife, mother and corporate leader Marie Claire Lim Moore shares how she was able to travel and work around the world, while keeping her ego in place, and her heart at home.

About the Author

Marie Claire Lim Moore is a Filipina-Canadian-American working mother and author of Don’t Forget the Soap. After spending the early part of her childhood in Vancouver, Claire moved to New York City and attended the United Nations International School. She went on to study at Yale, climb the corporate ladder at Citi and travel around the world. She met her husband, Alex, while working in Sao Paulo, Brazil and they married in Manila, Philippines shortly before moving to Singapore. Now Mom to Carlos and Isabel, Claire also manages the Global Client business for Citi in Asia. She enjoys juggling career and family and likes to throw in community and politics for fun by campaigning for US political candidates, fundraising for organizations that advance the role of women in business and promoting foreign direct investment in the Philippines. She is also a guest contributor at Sassy Mama Singapore.



About the Book


At the center of many good stories – inspiring, entertaining, admittedly corny – is Marie Claire Lim Moore.Ask her about the time she and her family sat down with former Philippine President Corazon Aquino. Or the time she built houses in Mexico alongside former American President Jimmy Carter. Equally engaging are her every day experiences and perspective on life. You will be interested to hear what she thinks is a relationship “deal breaker” or why Christmas should be regulated or why kids shouldn’t say, “I’m bored.”

After spending the early part of her childhood in Vancouver growing up with ‘80s sitcoms and Philippine People Power demonstrations, Claire moved to New York City at the age of twelve and attended the United Nations International School where she sang on stage with Debbie Gibson and received her high school diploma from Kofi Annan. She went on to study at Yale, climb the corporate ladder at Citi and jet set around the world.

Don’t Forget the Soap is a collection of anecdotes from different points in Claire’s life: stories from the tight-knit Filipino community in Vancouver mix with memories of her move to New York, experiences at Yale and travels as a young executive. Underlying this narrative is the story of a global citizen who does not want to forget the fundamental values that come along with the “immigrant experience” as she and her husband raise their children in the increasingly glitzy expat bubble of Singapore. Her parents continue to remain a big influence in her life and her mother’s reminders a grounding force. These stories will warm the heart and resonate with people of any culture.

Join them at Claire's first book launch and signing of "Don't Forget The Soap" next Tuesday, September 17th, 6:30pm at The Philippine Consulate General (Fifth Avenue and 45th Street) NYC. It will be a great reunion and celebration! See you there!