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Supei Liu: Her Experiences with Nomi Network and Entrepreneurship Ep 110

By Felicia Lin

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

The last time I had my guest Supei Liu on was six years ago to talk about her work with Nomi Network. Supei is the VP of Global Initiatives and Co-founder of Nomi Network.  Nomi Network combats human trafficking by creating pathways to safe employment, empowering women and girls to break cycles of slavery in their families and communities.

After spending seven years based in Cambodia and India, she’s relocated to the U.S. Last week we got caught up and talked about what’s she’s learned from her experience working with Nomi Network, and how she’s come to see herself as an entrepreneur. She also shared some thoughts on how to navigate parent-child relationships.


Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:

  • How Nomi Network has grew and developed up to 2014
  • What learnings there have been for Nomi Network since 2014
  • How Nomi Network focused on providing job skills training
  • How Nomi Network faced a bottle neck after 2016 and switched from trying to create employment opportunities to partnering with businesses or organizations that have employment opportunities
  • How world view and the definition of success varies depending on cultural context
  • What Supei has learned about happiness, fulfilment and success (from working and living in Asia for seven years)
  • Supei’s return and relocation from Asia to the U.S.
  • Personal stories of how women have grown and been helped by Nomi Network’s training
  • How Nomi Network started doing virtual training through Zoom
  • How the Coronavirus pandemic affected Nomi Network
  • How Nomi Network selected 240 graduates of their training programs to become community outreach workers; these community outreach workers were trained to become contact tracers, and they would educate and inform the community about the best health and safety practices related to COVID-19
  • Since May of 2019 Nomi Network has been able to reach 160,000 people through its 240 community outreach workers and staff
  • Supei’s upbringing and background
  • How Supei was able to work through parent-child issues with her mother when she lived with Supei in Cambodia for three years
  • Supei’s transition from the corporate to nonprofit world in 2008
  • When Supei realized that she’s an entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneurship as the pursuit of solving problems
  • How Supei worked with a distillery to create liquor from a cashew apple fruit
  • Supei’s proudest accomplishments
  • How Supei’s work is going to change now that she’s relocated to the U.S.
  • Why Supei has decided to return to the U.S.
  • What Supei is working on beyond and outside of Nomi Network
  • How courage is not the absence of fear


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Supei’s previous interview on Talking Taiwan:


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Felicia Lin is the Host and Producer of Talking Taiwan, a podcast which seeks to introduce you to interesting stories connected to Taiwan and the diverse individuals who make up Taiwan’s global community.

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