Ohio Dominican University Welcomes Author Hilary Corna To Campus To Discuss Book

ODU Welcomes Author to Campus


Columbus, OH (43219) – Ohio Dominican University (ODU) is hosting a free speaking event featuring author Hilary Corna, who will discuss her book, “One White Face.” 

The event will take place at 7 p.m. on September 12 in the Bishop A. Griffin Student Center, room 259, located on ODU’s main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. 

Corna, who is a native of Worthington and currently resides in Hilliard, Ohio, will speak about her experience of moving to Singapore immediately after graduating from college in 2007.  She secured a job as Senior Executive Officer for Toyota in Singapore and for three years, managed a team of people and worked across six Asian countries.  Corna wrote the book, “One White Face,” based on her experiences.   

She will share her story of courage and independence and dare attendees to define their own path, make their own opportunity, and find their place in this world.  Corna has been featured in Forbes Woman.   

“Hilary Corna is an amazing young woman and “One White face” is more than just a book about living and working abroad,” said Sharon Reed, Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Student Life at Ohio Dominican University. “You will be touched by Hilary’s openness to global diversity, her ability to move past fear and judgments, her story of ‘continuous improvement’ as she risked failure, and her willingness to really absorb all the miracles encountered on her journey to authenticity. We are thrilled to have her share her experiences with the Ohio Dominican community.” 

For more information, visit www.onewhiteface.com.

“One White Face”is Corna’s first book. She is a National Speaker and former Kaizen Leader for Toyota in Singapore.  Hilary is a 2003 Coca-Cola Scholar, studied at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan, graduated from Elon University with a B.S. in International Business, a B.A. in Asian/Pacific Studies and a minor in Japanese. She has been featured in a Pearson Business Communication textbook, worked in six Asian countries, and traveled to even more. 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private liberal arts institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,500 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.