San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014
The New Year is off to a praiseworthy start for design and thought leader Mel Lim of award-winning MLD/Mel Lim Design. Recently identified by the World Women Leadership Congress (WWLCA) as an outstanding leader committed to making a genuine difference through her passionate contribution of distinct innovations and initiatives, Mel Lim will be celebrated with other honorees at the World Women Leadership Congress and Award held February 14, 15, 2014 at TAJ Lands End, Mumbai (India). Reacting to the news of her upcoming award, Mel Lim voiced gratitude and amazement: “I am deeply humbled to receive such a global, prestigious accolade. As a designer with a small studio in Southern California, it astounds me that I am known in countries as far away as India. It’s solid proof that passion, innovation, and commitment to creating a better world have solid impact felt around the world.”
In 2012 and 2013, Mel Lim focused on getting the word out about design methodologies in business innovation speaking at forums in Taipei and Taichung, Taiwan, at a webinar with RGD Ontario, at the Design Research Conference in Chicago, during a session at the UX Design Conference in Menlo Park, and at the WebVisions conference in Portland, Oregon. Mel Lim is always eager to share her perspectives on how design and innovation live in a dynamic world and how designers must be both bold rule breakers and balance human issues and systems in order to advance their perspectives. The Women Leadership Achievement award being conferred upon Mel Lim will consist of a statuette and a citation. It honors "Outstanding Women Professionals who have the vision, flair, acumen and professionalism to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills in an organization, making changes and achieving results."
The WWLCA was created to showcase and recognize the best talent and professionals from diverse industries and sectors, and from different parts of the world. The awards program encourages public and private sectors to promote women leaders, draws the attention of industry leadership toward the role of women in societal development, motivates women to compete in the corporate and labor market, supports working women empowerment strategies, highlights women’s achievements in regional and global leadership, and drives women’s aspirations by strengthening their leadership in sustainable economic development. The strategic partners for the World Women Leadership Congress 2014 include the World Federation of Marketing Professionals, Stars of the Industry Group, Asian Confederation of Business, and the World CSR Day.
About MLD/Mel Lim Design: MLD exposes, strategizes, and creates ideas, products, and partnerships. A multi-platform innovation studio known for its dimensional design thinking that transforms the smallest idea into the largest deliverable, MLD has been powering start-ups in various industries from telecommunications, software, service, fashion, food and retail to Fortune 500 companies nationwide since 2003.
About Mel Lim: Mel Lim cares to design a better world. She knows that begins with the individual and a commitment to holding fast to one’s dreams, wherever they may lead. This award-winning, Malaysian-born design leader received her foundation design diploma from the London Institute’s Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design and then moved across the world to attend the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where she graduated with highest distinction, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Design. Mel helps lead the industry in exploring how to use design methodologies in business innovation. Intent on actively shaping a better world, she is committed to understanding the processes of designing brands, and the ways they impact businesses and customers, both socially and environmentally.
Mel has more than 15 years of international experience in project management, user experience design, and brand development. She has worked with top architectural and design firms in the United States, and since establishing her own firm in 2003 has been consulting and designing for top Fortune 100 companies and others, including Comcast, UGG/Deckers, and Axure. Mel’s work, which can be seen in London, Tokyo, Copenhagen, and all the way to the UAE, has won numerous awards including the Creativity Annual, PRINT, W3, IMA, American Institute of Architects (AIA) LA, The Webby, and has been featured in more than 500 magazines and blogs worldwide including New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, C Magazine, Lucky Magazine, Riviera, Interiors, and DMI-Design Management Review. ###