Join us for an author reading and book launch for Elaine Koyama, a Hopkins resident and author of a new memoir, Let Me In: A Japanese American Woman Crashes the Corporate Club 1976-1996.
Elaine’s memoir chronicles her life growing up on a farm in Montana, getting her degree, and then joining Cargill, where she began in a management training program and worked her way up in the company. She faced challenges in a workplace that was still very much run by the “old boy’s network", and her story will inspire others seeking leadership roles.
You can pre-order Let Me In through our special order online form. Copies will also be available in the shop on the day of the event.
Elaine Koyama grew up on a sheep, wheat, and sugar beet farm in eastern Montana. She was the youngest in a family of eight sansei (third generation) Japanese Americans, a cheerleader, shot putter and graduate of Stanford University. She spent 20 years at Cargill, 20 years as an entrepreneur, and plans on spending the next 20 years writing.
Koyama is the mother of three adult children and with her Yorkipoo Kiba, splits her time between Montana and Minneapolis, Minnesota (though she considers Hardin, Montana home.) Independent and undaunted, her most recent adventure took her on a 10,000 mile, 13 state solo road trip where she skied 300,000 vertical feet at 20 western mountain resorts.
You can read more about Elaine here: https://elainekoyama.com/