Bestselling author and speaker Hilary Corna ’07 to deliver Elon’s 2022 undergraduate commencement address

Bestselling author and speaker Hilary Corna ’07

Hilary Corna ’07, a bestselling author, celebrated keynote speaker and host of the “UNprofessional” podcast, will deliver Elon University’s undergraduate commencement address to the Class of 2022 on Friday, May 20.

A Business Fellow while at Elon, Corna studied abroad at Kansai Gaidai University near Osaka, Japan, and then graduated with degrees in international business and Asian studies along with a minor in Japanese. She bought a one-way ticket to Singapore after graduation to pursue her dream of launching a post-college career in Asia. Her fluency in Japanese landed her a job with Toyota as a senior executive officer, and she spent three years as a kaizen leader working with dealerships primarily in the Philippines and India to improve operations and share practices.

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