Ms. Tsao founded a NPO “Pan Asia Innovation Association for Young Entrepreneurs and Retirees” (www.yere.asia) in 2013 in Taiwan. She serves as incumbent President. After 36 years of doing business in the United States, she returned to her homeland for retirement in 2010. With her entrepreneurial spirit and conviction to helping social exclusions, YERE is a platform that connects young people and retirees to cooperate and leverage each other’s strength to create new ventures. Economic growth is the common goal for participating parties.
Ms. Tsao founded INTECS International Inc as a leading information technology firm in 1988. With Ms. Tsao’s software engineering discipline and keen marketing sense, INTECS marketed customized software development and system integration services in RFID Technologies, Voice Recognition, Geographic Information Systems, Combat system simulation and verification along with facilities management and management consulting services.
Ms. Tsao received her Bachelor’s Degree of Science from Fu-Jen University, Taiwan, then she immigrated to the U.S. from her birthplace of Taiwan( Republic of China) in 1975. She received her Masters degree in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, Virginia in 1983. In 2002, she received the ODU “Distinguished Alumni Award”. She successfully completed the Advanced Minority Business Executive Program at Dartmouth University in 1994 and 1995. She received “The Overseas Chinese Young Entrepreneur” Award from the Republic of China government. She also received the “Woman Executive of the Year” from the Taiwan Industry Association. As a distinguished member of the U.S. Air Force Woman Owned Business Council, she has been a featured keynote speaker on international business issues. She also has been invited as a speaker at APEC and “Asia CEO Forum” by BusinessWeek. She was a founding director of “Association for Enterprise Integration” (AFEI) in the USA. She also served as a founding director of “Taiwan CALS Association.” She was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association (AFCEA), Woman in Technology (Virginia) and National Association of Women Business Owners. Ms. Tsao served as Director of Monte Jade Science and Technology Association for many years.
Ms. Tsao was the founder and the first principal of the Tidewater Chinese School in Norfolk, Virginia. She served as an Advisor to Taiwan Government National Youth Commission and committee member for National Union of Taiwan Women Association. She was on the ROC delegation team of the APEC women’s meeting in 2013. She was an executive board member of OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) Project Tsunami. She also served as an advisor for the Epoch Foundation. Ms. Tsao served as a Chairperson of the “Institutional Advancement Committee” of the Board of Visitors for Old Dominion University from 2004-2008. She was the board member of the Texas Health and Science University in Austin, Texas, USA. Ms. Pat served as Auditor of Taipei Fu-Jen Catholic University Alumni Association and an advisor of the National Association of Small & Medium Enterprises, ROC.
In 2014 she received the National Intellectual Award from ROC. Currently, she is the Chairperson of Taillywood United Movie Production Company, she also is the founder of QTIP International Incorporation focusing on company core competency development, global branding and executives coaching.
Ms Tsao is married to Paul Hsu and they have 5 children.