Lori Granito is an accomplished speaker with 3 TEDx talks under her belt, and is the founder of Success, Wealth and Mindset coaching company, ‘Beyond Legendary’. She is a breakthrough business mentor empowering entrepreneurs to push past fears, stop playing small, and become the best versions of themselves.
She is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of Kitchen Sync, Hong Kong’s first culinary incubator for start up food entrepreneurs. She is also the owner of several other restaurants and catering companies, including the award winning Magnolia private kitchen.
She was the recipient of the Amcham ‘Women of Influence’ Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2016. She was also previously named Entrepreneur of the Year by Skal Hong Kong, an organization comprised of hotel GM’s and top executives from the hospitality and travel industry in Hong Kong. Her company, Magnolia, received the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Sassy Hong Kong award for Favorite Private Kitchen among many other awards and accolades.
A native of New Orleans, and 25 year resident of Hong Kong, she has received numerous accolades in many of Hong Kong’s major newspapers including: the SCMP (Best Private Dinner Party Caterer of the Year), HK Standard, Asian Wall Street Journal, Eastern Express, Time Out, HK Magazine, and HK Economic Times to name but a few. Her companies have also been featured internationally in publications such as the Sydney Sun Herald, Travel and Leisure, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Essence and The Robb Report. Her television appearances include TVB Pearl’s Money Magazine, CNBC’s ‘The Winners’, CNN’s Global Office program, and a six week run on Bloomberg’s Asia Confidential.
She is a sought after speaker and has done talks for Google, several Rotary Clubs, Metta, AXA, TedX Wanchai, TedX Lingnan University, TedX HKUST and the HKU MBA programme. She is a former chairwoman of the Hong Kong Women Business Owner’s Association, Former Vice Chair of the Soho Association, and is on the board of the Women’s Entrepreneur Network in Hong Kong.
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