About Grace

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Grace is a supply chain leader, workplace technology strategist and angel investor. She’s currently Director of Supply Chain Strategy at McCormick & Company, leading strategic projects in the intersection of technology & operation.


Grace came from a successful consumer products startup that was acquired by McCormick. She built their China operation from the ground up and was instrumental to their successful exit. Previously, she worked as a banker in China and economic development policy consultant in San Francisco.


Grace is a trained economist and received her Bachelor degree from London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK. While pursuing her Master degree in Urban Planning at the University of California at Berkeley, she did research under Professor Annalee Saxenian, an expert in the social networks of Silicon Valley.  She is also an alumni of Harvard Business School.

You can follow her on twitter @gracehwoo.


Why do I blog?

I’m a Technology Optimist.  I rediscovered old aerograms that I wrote to my mom before the dawn of internet, and I’m constantly amazed by the fact that Facetime has taken over its place in recent years.


But lately, I start to see that technological changes can spell unemployment for the unprepared. I want to do whatever I can to change that.


I believe that smartest work can only be done by human and machine together, not by machine alone. This picture I took at Google pretty much summed up my belief. I thought the Android mascot is super cute.

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Ideas can be powerful, but there’s no replacement for action. I’m part of DIYGirls, a non-profit that provides STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Arts & Math) education to girls in under-served communities in Los Angeles. Check us out.


Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of organizations I’m affiliated with.