Marie Claire Lim Moore Pinay Author Launches Amazon Best Seller In New York
Marie Claire Lim Moore, Top Fil-Am Exec Returns To Manila On December 6
“Don’t Forget the Soap: And Other Reminders from My Fabulous Filipina Mother” gets rave reviews online and offline
Book shares tips that women can learn from the gracefulness and graciousness two Pinays, Marie Claire Lim Moore and her mother, Lenore Lim, who are successful in the corporate and art worlds, and happy at home.
The #1 book on Amazon’s Parenting and Adult-Child Relationships category was written by a Pinay who enjoys juggling her career as a top banking exec and growing family, fundraising for Filipino community events and promoting foreign direct investment in the Philippines.
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. Marie Claire Lim Moore 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.
Lim Moore and her mother will be in Manila for a “Don’t Forget the Soap” book launch and signing on December 6, 2013 at Fully Book in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
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.
Combining her Filipino upbringing, United Nations exposure, Ivy League education, and reminders from her mother, this Filipina American financial services guru was able to climb the corporate 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.
Marie Claire Lim Moore released her ebook on Amazon on September 10, and within 24 hours of its launch, it catapulted to the top spot in Parenting and Relationships and #11 in Women’s Biographies.
About Marie Claire Lim Moore at Work
Marie Claire Lim Moore is currently Asia Pacific Regional Director of Citi Global Client Banking responsible for 14 markets in Asia and over half a million customers. Claire has 15+ years of extensive international experience managing cross border consumer banking and payment products. She started her career in the Establishment Services Division at American Express where she managed strategic relationships with the company’s largest travel partners including Delta Air Lines. She left the firm in 1999 to join friends and former Yale classmates who were starting an internet company focused on small business needs. In 2001 she joined Citi Cards in the US where she led the shift from traditional to online marketing. In 2005 she started working on the international side of the business covering local markets including Brazil and the Philippines. Since then she has held various senior level positions including her most recent role as Asia Pacific Regional Director. Throughout her career, Claire has merged her passion for creating exceptional client experiences with the desire and drive for global innovation.
About the Book
At the center of many good stories – inspiring, entertaining and 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.
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