Rosa Oh is an accomplished business owner and community leader. She is the CEO and CMO of two companies, The Oh Group, LLC, a marketing and advertising agency and her new company Strap and Tote, LLC. She has been in marketing and advertising for the past 20 years.
Rosa is the recipient of the Governor’s Small Business Award, 2016 Women Leading Greater Good Honoree, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce Board Member of the Year and Media Partner for the Asian Festival.
Rosa is also an inventor and sole owner of a United States Patent for her invention. She has been a requested public speaker at many organizations and universities and has contributed her expertise in marketing for an international blog interview to an online publication.
This year, Rosa is the Chairwoman of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce and is the first Korean American female to be elected for this position.
Grand Prairie, Texas
What does it mean to you to “Go Against The Grain?”
“‘Going Against The Grain’ to me is about living your life and doing what you love with no apologies and no regrets. Living your dream no matter what anyone says and thinks.”
What made you decide to pursue a career in this industry?
“I love the strategy and creativity in advertising and marketing. Creating a solid brand for a client and seeing it in the market is very rewarding especially when it goes international.”
What have been some of the challenges you faced/lessons you learned as an Asian American in this field?
“Marketing and adverting has been traditionally a male dominated field. With the population growth of Asians and other ethnic markets, I think there has been a great need for diversity (ethnicity and gender) in marketing. Personally, I have not experienced many challenges since I carved a niche for my company and have set us apart from our competitions.”
What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment, and why?
“I am the sole owner of a United States Patent. It taught me to persevere, stand for what I believe in and create a solution for a need in the market.”
What’s up next?
“I’m looking forward to getting my patented design to market.”
Quote to live by:
Sign (Eastern Animal Sign & Western Zodiac):
“Learning and experiencing something new.”
“My mom’s cooking and French food.”
Can’t live without:
“My family and friends. Oh, pastries, too.”
I Go Against The Grain #beCAUSE:
“You either take a leap of faith, or you’ll be pushed off the cliff.”