Yin Myo Su
Vanguard Award, 2017
“Our culture, our natural environment, our people – to me these things are more precious than money. So the business model I have is one that includes them in my bottom line. If the future will be bright for many, we have to do business better. We must acknowledge the balance between opportunity and responsibility. This isn’t just about doing the right thing – it’s a strategy.
Yin Myo Su is the Managing Director of the Inle Princess Group and founder of the Inle Heritage Foundation. She is passionate about women’s empowerment, economic development, heritage and environmental preservation, art, culture, and citizen engagement. She is also a strong advocate for sustainable and responsible development practices.
Misuu has taken a leading role in reintroducing the Burmese Cat to Myanamar and protecting the unique and at-risk marine life of Inle Lake. As Chairperson of the Inle Heritage Hospitality Vocational Training Center, she passes her knowledge to future generations while equipping aspiring hospitality workers form Shan State with necessary technical and human service skills. She is also the founder of Inle Heritage Private School (Bamboo School), a unique child-centered education institution that aims to trigger curiosity, innovation, and critical thinking in students and to raise awareness of resources that the local community can use in the Inle Region.
Misuu is an active public speaker on subjects dear to her heart. She has received several local and international awards in recognition of her work in hospitality, heritage preservation, women’ s empowerment and leadership.
Yin was selected as a Fortune- U.S. Department of State Mentee in 2012 and participated in the International Alumnae Component in 2018. She is also a Global Leadership Awards Honoree.