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Sui Lang L. Panoke is a visionary leader, social entrepreneur and international trainer with a passion for empowering today’s leaders to RETHINK. CREATE. and INNOVATE.  


Sui Lang is the founder of Rethink International, a global social enterprise designed to challenge people to rethink how and what they think. Rethink International is a world leader in the design and delivery of Xperience Learning products with a purpose. Its mission is to guide people and organizations through the process of generating their own solutions to personal, professional, organizational and societal needs through innovative training, coaching and facilitation. She has trained thousands of leaders around the world leading in politics, business, government, higher education, nonprofits, international NGO’s, and the media on a wide range of leadership and communications topics. 


Rethink International’s Areas of Expertise include global leadership; personal empowerment; creativity; innovation; hard and soft communication skills; strategic COMMS and messaging; content development; developing women leaders; POWER speaking; branding; civil discourse; building SOCIAL CAPITAL; developing WOMEN leaders; leading multicultural programs, initiatives, and strategic partnerships; community organizing and outreach; civic engagement; developing public, nonprofit, and corporate employee programs; and, building corporate cultures aimed to drive high performance and growth. 


Rethink International is also the home of the Rethink Tank, a social think tank designed to challenge people to rethink how and what they think by bringing together intimate circles of people of diverse backgrounds and different points of view to engage in meaningful conversations for the purpose of generating innovative solutions. 


Sui Lang most recently served as Senior Vice President, Culture. for Zions Bank 2020 - 2024.  In this role she was responsible for directing a strategic vision, developing a comprehensive strategy, and delivering a plan of action to drive Culture and build Community across the Bank and in the communities that it serves.  Under the leadership and direction of Scott Anderson, former President and CEO, Zions Bank (33 years), and in collaboration with key community leaders across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors developed a collective impact strategy to Build Economic Inclusion by Opening Opportunity, Increasing Access, and Investing our Capital - Human Capital (our people), Social Capital (our relationships/trust), and Financial Capital (our monetary investments).


In 2019, Sui Lang co-founded the Inclusion Experience Project IXP, a living project that functions as a series of unique and intentionally designed learning Experiences aimed to elevate the consciousness of organizational leaders for the purpose of driving trust, stimulating growth and building a culture of inclusion in the workplace.  

In 2009, Sui Lang founded Women Politics Media, a global leadership and media training organization charged with diversifying political leadership and democratizing the media landscape by training women, people of color and emerging young leaders on how to use the media as a vehicle to impact public policy through personal empowerment, leadership development and communications training.


Community Boards, Councils and Commissions:

Board, Utah Debate Commission 2024 

Board Member, Utah Pacific Islander Chamber 2023-24 

Advisory Board Member, University of Utah HBCU IMPACT program 2022-24

Sr. Practitioner’s Committee, 100 Women In Finance, Salt Lake City, Utah Chapter 2022-24

Board Member, Pioneer Park Coalition 2022-24

Advisory Board, Utah Women Run, 2022-2024

Champion, Utah Women and Leadership Project's Bolder Way Forward 2023-2024 

Board Member, David Eccles School of Business Executive Education Advisory Board 2021-24

Mentor, Ken Garff Foundation's Women Who Succeed Mentorship Program 2021-24

Board of Trustees Multicultural Media Correspondents Association 2016-24

Ambassador, Utah Women and Leadership Project 2017-23

Co-Chair, Diversity Committee, Salt Lake Chamber 2022-23

Advisory Board, Real Women Run Utah 2018-22

President, Capitol Hill Ward Relief Society 2012-17

Advisory Board, Capitol Hill Interfaith Refugee Collaborative 2016-17

Vice Chair, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum 2011-14

Chair, Young Women Leaders Board overseeing the WeLEAD program 2009-14

Executive Board, Patsy Mink Project 2010-12

Youngest Commissioner on Utah’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Commission 2003-05

Sui Lang holds an MPA from American University with a Certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership from the Women & Politics Institute and received the “Outstanding Women & Politics Institute’s Leadership Award” upon graduation. She earned her BS in Political Science from the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics after completing her first year of undergrad at Brigham Young University-Hawaii


Sui Lang is a political and news junkie who describes herself in two words, 'politics & yoga'. She and her daughter, Kaleila, recently moved back to Mr. Roger's Neighborhood in Utah after living on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for 13 years. Together, they reside in Salt Lake City, with their hyper hypo-allergenic red toy poodle, Rue.

Congratulations to Kaleila who is the "Newest Bruin"!!!  We are thrilled to announce she is partying like a "Rockstar" in L.A. and just graduated with a "Biz-Econ" (Business and Economics) degree from UCLA!  Go Bruins!!!

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