Mei Sim OBE DL, Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Brent as the first Chinese woman as DL, she challenged the stereotypes of Chinese women and showed the world that Chinese women can achieve in politics and provided the leadership in community. She shared some insight of the Chinese Education in her days where the focus was very much on boys to achieve more and live in luxury and girls to live in hardship. She was fortunate that her father treated her and her siblings equally and invested in their education. From there, Mei was inspired to do more for her communities whilst focusing on her career as a Chartered Accountant, and as a result of her hard work, she was invited to be a DL and was privileged to meet and represent the Queen.
She shared her inspirational story at our HUDC’s International Women Day in March 2014.