122 episodes

A podcast for the modern day Asian American woman hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, & Janet Wang. It's no secret that Asian women are lacking in almost all media outlets, and those who are present mostly represent the fashion, beauty, or blogging industries. We started ABG as girlfriends while balancing jobs in finance, technology, & media with corporate careers spanning over a decade. Here, we share our experiences and explore topics as 20/30 something Asian American women working, dating, and living in LA, CA. Grab a glass of wine and let's get this show started ;)

AsianBossGirl Melody, Helen, and Janet

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

A podcast for the modern day Asian American woman hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, & Janet Wang. It's no secret that Asian women are lacking in almost all media outlets, and those who are present mostly represent the fashion, beauty, or blogging industries. We started ABG as girlfriends while balancing jobs in finance, technology, & media with corporate careers spanning over a decade. Here, we share our experiences and explore topics as 20/30 something Asian American women working, dating, and living in LA, CA. Grab a glass of wine and let's get this show started ;)

    Episode 120: Catching Up - A Roadtrip, Maid of Honor Duties, and Getting Hitched!

    Episode 120: Catching Up - A Roadtrip, Maid of Honor Duties, and Getting Hitched!

    The last few weeks have been a whirlwind and we haven't been able to spend much time catching up on our personal lives. Listen in as we share what we have been up to personally, aside from ABG - Janet went on a rejuvinating roadtrip with some close friends, Mel shares her lessons learned from her first time being in a bridal party (and as a Maid of Honor, no less), and Helen gets officially married in the midst of buying and renovating a new home. Where did Janet go and what did she do? Did Mel's bride have a meltdown? And what type of ceremony did Helen have to officially become a Mrs.? Listen in to find out!

    This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 119: That’s My Best Friend, She A Real Bad B!

    Episode 119: That’s My Best Friend, She A Real Bad B!

    We get a lot of messages about relationships - both romantic and platonic. And when it comes to conversations around relationships, romantic ones seem to get most of the attention during our 20s and 30s. But FRIENDSHIPS - are just as, if not MORE important, than romantic relationships.

    What does it mean to be a friend? A best friend? Do you remember your high school best friend and are they still a part of your life?

    Tune in as we recount the friendships that have made a lasting impact on our lives!

    This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh.

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    S U B S C R I B E T O U S !
    - @asianbossgirl on Apple Podcasts / Spotify / YouTube / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 118: What Does It Means to be a Trans-racial Adoptee? with Dan Matthews

    Episode 118: What Does It Means to be a Trans-racial Adoptee? with Dan Matthews

    On today’s episode of AsianBossGirl, we have Dan Matthews, a Los Angeles-based rapper and Korean-American adoptee. Dan is an active spokesperson and advocate for Trans-racial Asian Adoptees, known for his docu-series about his search for his birth family that reached audiences worldwide and garnered a feature in Lisa Ling’s “This Is Life”. He is also an alternative rap artist who has toured internationally and released two full-length albums under the moniker DANakaDAN, as well as the executive director of ISA (International Secret Agents - an entertainment platform for celebrating Asian Youth Culture and it’s global influence founded byWong Fu Productions and Far East Movement) where he spearheads and curates the annual IDENTITY LA concert series.

    Dan is also one of our very close and longtime friends. Join us for this personal, candid, and reflective conversation.

    This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh.

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    P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode:
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    - All of Us: Get a $25 gift card, personalized genetic ancestry & traits results, and one of 10,000 Fitbit devices at joinallofus.org/abg
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    S U B S C R I B E T O U S !
    - @asianbossgirl on Apple Podcasts / Spotify / YouTube / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook
    - More about us at asianbossgirl.com

    E – M A I L U S !
    - hello@asianbossgirl.com

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 117: Doing "The Work" with Jenn Im

    Episode 117: Doing "The Work" with Jenn Im

    Today, we take the time to sit down and chat with Youtuber, entrepreneur, social media guru, and true Asian BOSS Girl, Jenn Im!! She is someone who is super proactive about truly understanding herself and is setting an amazing example for others to do the same. She has spent hours reading self-help books, attended vulnerability events, and written countless pages in her journal to process her thoughts. You may know her as one of the OGs in the fashion space through her YouTube channel, ClothesEncounters, which boasts over 2 million subscribers. But today, she is joining us as just another human being who shares the same struggles many of us do on a day-to-day basis.

    This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh.

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    P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode:
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    S U B S C R I B E T O U S !
    - @asianbossgirl on Apple Podcasts / Spotify / YouTube / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook
    - More about us at asianbossgirl.com

    E – M A I L U S !
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 116: Transforming the World through Vietnamese Coffee with Sahra Nguyen, Founder of Nguyen Coffee Supply

    Episode 116: Transforming the World through Vietnamese Coffee with Sahra Nguyen, Founder of Nguyen Coffee Supply

    On AsianBossGirl, we love to use our platform to share the life stories and work of amazing Asian women. Today, we have the pleasure of talking with serial entrepreneur and award-winning writer, filmmaker, director, journalist, and creative storyteller, Sahra Nguyen.

    In 2018, she founded Nguyen Coffee Supply, the first specialty Vietnamese coffee company in the United States importing via direct-trade & roasting in Brooklyn, New York. Their commitment to producing and offering premium Vietnamese coffee creates opportunities for economic advancement with Vietnamese farmers. Its mission is to change the future of specialty coffee through diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. Nguyen Coffee Supply has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, VICE, Forbes, New York Times, Saveur, Imbibe Magazine, Vietcetera, CNN.

    Sahra’s family history and culture as the daughter of Vietnamese refugees who fled Vietnam by boat after the war has been at the heart of her professional and life’s work. Tune in now & listen to Sahra’s incredible journey!

    This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh.

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    S U B S C R I B E T O U S !
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 115: A Letter to Our Parents

    Episode 115: A Letter to Our Parents

    Why is verbalizing or expressing love to our parents so hard? Growing up, many of us did not use words of affirmation as a love language with our parents. It could be mostly due to our contrasting generational Asian upbringing or the difference in language. Regardless, there are so many unspoken words of love and gratitude that we haven’t shared with them.

    As kids, we saw our parents as the people who’d nag us, drive us to our practices, automatically pack our lunch boxes for us, etc. However, as we get older, we start to see them as more than just our moms or dads. We start to see them as humans and understand the struggle that they came from to truly provide the best for us, their children.

    Today, we take the time to read letters that we each wrote to express our appreciation, love, and unspoken words to our moms and dads.

    Also, Happy (belated) Mother's Day to all the mom and mom figures out there!

    This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh.

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    P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode:
    - All of Us: Get a $25 gift card, personalized genetic ancestry & traits results, and one of 10,000 Fitbit devices at joinallofus.org/abg
    - Skillshare: Get a free trial of Premium Membership at skillshare.com/abg
    - BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/ABG10
    - Thrive Causemetics: Get 15% off your first order at thrivecausemetics.com/ABG
    - AcornTV: Get 30 days free at acorn.tv with code: abg
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    S U B S C R I B E T O U S !
    - @asianbossgirl on Apple Podcasts / Spotify / YouTube / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook
    - More about us at asianbossgirl.com

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    S U P P O R T U S !
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    • 53 min

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So relatable!!! Their topics are on point. Love hearing each one of them speak of their experiences and thoughts. They get to the point of their topics and rarely stray off and even if they do it’s totally fun to listen to. Often feel like I’m part of the recording with them. Highly recommend!!!

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