Episode 34

Jan-Ie Low ·  Eat, Drink, Live and Love

“Although corporate experience and the benefits are great, I lost that passion for life. It was always the company's policies I have to execute, right? Even though I disagreed—I'm basically given an order, "Jan-le, this is what you need to do today. You're going to lay off 500 employees and then you're going to talk about their benefits and then explain to the family and then you're going to tell them, it's nothing personal, it's only a job." That's when I felt, I'd become a robot.”

Jan-Ie Low held multiple strategic and senior-level positions in human resources for 12 years with Fortune 500 companies – AT&T Wireless & T-Mobile USA. With a passion to take the entrepreneurial plunge, Jan-Ie started SATAY Thai Bistro & Bar in 2005 with her family.


In the course of organizing special events at SATAY, Jan-Ie launched Golden Catalyst, a public relations, event planning, and marketing firm specializing in multicultural segments. Established in 2008, Golden Catalyst continues to organize business summits, conventions and political events nationwide. Her signature event, CNY in the DesertTM, celebrated its 9th year and is a city-wide celebration. Forbes Magazine has named it “One of the Top 8 Places in the United States to Celebrate Chinese New Year”.


Jan-Ie is committed to serving her community, donating her time to organizations such as Chefs for Kids, Nevada Small Business Council, and Las Vegas China Town Lions Club. She was recognized by the Asian American Group Las Vegas as one of the “Community Achievement Award” honorees in 2017 and Vegas Inc. as one of the “Women to Watch in 2012”. She is a member of the International Festivals & Events Association and Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, which honored SATAY as “2011 Minority Business of the Year.”


Jan-Ie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.


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