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Melody Cheng, Helen Wu-Wang, and Janet Wang are the co-creators of AsianBossGirl, a multimedia company for the modern day Asian-American woman. AsianBossGirl was founded to share their experiences as 9-to-5 professional working women, balancing careers, social lives, cultural identities, and personal development while living in the city of Los Angeles.
What started as a passion project podcast has turned into a multi-media business that they now run full-time. On their platforms, you’ll find conversations about the nuanced experience of being an Asian American woman navigating the corporate world as a person of color, mental and emotional health as children of immigrants, interviews with inspiring Asian women (and men), and even blind dates recorded on the mic. Their mission is to make everyday Asian-American women feel heard, seen, and connected.

AsianBossGirl Melody, Helen, and Janet

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    • 4.7 • 1.5K Ratings

Melody Cheng, Helen Wu-Wang, and Janet Wang are the co-creators of AsianBossGirl, a multimedia company for the modern day Asian-American woman. AsianBossGirl was founded to share their experiences as 9-to-5 professional working women, balancing careers, social lives, cultural identities, and personal development while living in the city of Los Angeles.
What started as a passion project podcast has turned into a multi-media business that they now run full-time. On their platforms, you’ll find conversations about the nuanced experience of being an Asian American woman navigating the corporate world as a person of color, mental and emotional health as children of immigrants, interviews with inspiring Asian women (and men), and even blind dates recorded on the mic. Their mission is to make everyday Asian-American women feel heard, seen, and connected.

    How to Spot & Help the Narcissists in Your Life - ft. Alyssa “Lia” Mancao

    How to Spot & Help the Narcissists in Your Life - ft. Alyssa “Lia” Mancao

    Have you ever wondered if someone you know is a Narcissist? Maybe they have very high self-esteem, but when does self-confidence cross the line into an unhealthy level of self-importance? To help shed some light on this topic, we’re so excited to have Alyssa “Lia” Mancao back on the podcast! Last time, we spoke with Lia about the Importance of Chemistry vs. Compatibility in Relationships, but one of her particular specialties is helping people recover from narcissistic abuse. She walks us through the differences between adaptive and maladaptive narcissism, and why narcissists often employ manipulative techniques like negging and love bombing. We also talk about how mental health symptoms manifest in AANHPI communities and tips for how to bring a parent or family member to therapy.
    Lia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owner of Alyssa Marie Wellness, a group practice that employs a team of licensed psychotherapists. If you have any questions to ask her next time we have her on the show, leave them in the comments below!
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    Hosts: Janet Wang and Helen Wu
    Guest: Alyssa “Lia” Mancao
    Contributing Editor: Haemee Kang
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    • 46 min
    Living Well with Janet: Food Therapy and Nutrition with Chinese Medicine Food Therapist, Zoey Gong RD

    Living Well with Janet: Food Therapy and Nutrition with Chinese Medicine Food Therapist, Zoey Gong RD

    I am a big believer that food is medicine. Growing up in a Chinese household, my mother often told me (and still tells me) to eat certain foods based on Eastern philosophies of health. Once I went to college, I was more exposed to Western ways of thinking about healthy eating, which sometimes conflicted with what I was taught growing up. Through the years, I’ve experimented with vegetarian and vegan diets and now practice a pescetarian/Mediterranean way of eating - which I have found is the most accommodating for Western ideals of health while still being able to share meals with my Chinese family. In this episode, I chat with Zoey, a NY and Shanghai-based registered dietician, nutrition consultant, chef, and Chinese Medicine food therapist, who shares her own experience with American versus Chinese ways of eating and how she's seen it impact her physical and mental health. If you want to learn how to improve your nutrition for healthier living and crave a perspective that incorporates both Eastern and Western ways of thinking, listen in as we chat about fad diets, good food habits, and what she's learned from the older women in her life about maintaining good health and longevity.

    Guest: zoeyxinyigong
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    Host: Janet Wang
    Editor: Victoria Cheng
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    • 43 min
    OG YouTube Queen Weylie Hoang Is In Her Peaceful Girl Era & Making Content for Herself

    OG YouTube Queen Weylie Hoang Is In Her Peaceful Girl Era & Making Content for Herself

    YouTube launched in 2005, and today’s guest was there right near the start. Weylie Hoang started her channel in 2007, with a video she filmed to teach a friend how to use a tampon. Over the years, we’ve watched her content evolve from beauty and fashion to camping, car maintenance, and traveling. We’re so excited to hear her perspective on how she’s maintained longevity as a content creator without burning out, why she lets the right audience find her rather than trying to tailor her content for specific trends, and what personal happiness really means to her.
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    Hosts: Melody Cheng and Helen Wu
    Guest: Weylie Hoang
    Editor: Michelle Hsieh
    Contributing Editor: Haemee Kang
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    No Dumb Questions with Mel: Q&A - Am I Happy?, Do I Miss the West Coast?, Favorite Neighborhood in NYC, & What's my Next K-Drama?

    No Dumb Questions with Mel: Q&A - Am I Happy?, Do I Miss the West Coast?, Favorite Neighborhood in NYC, & What's my Next K-Drama?

    Join me for a special Q&A episode where we dive into the questions YOU submitted! From updates on the bustling streets of NYC to personal reflections on happiness and anxiety, nothing is off-limits. In this episode, we tackle everything from city life to emotional well-being. Plus, I had to answer your questions on what K-Drama I'm watching next and what I'm anticipating for this summer!
    Grab your headphones and listen to me answer your Q’s in this episode of No Dumb Questions with Mel!
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    Host: Melody Cheng
    Editor: Victoria Cheng
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    • 35 min
    Is New York Too Romanticized? Our Setbacks & Successes in NYC

    Is New York Too Romanticized? Our Setbacks & Successes in NYC

    Mel’s settling into New York now, but before that, she sat down with Janet to talk about her expectations for the big move. Frequent listeners will know that Janet’s bounced around a lot, and at one point, NYC was a place she really hoped to live. Unfortunately, though the city is easy to romanticize, setting down roots there has its own unique set of challenges. Mel talks about how she prepared for the move, from creating Excel spreadsheets to researching all the different boroughs. Janet shares several attempts to try and make things work in New York, including a time where she booked a place to stay on Craigslist… but it turned out to be a brick wall! New York is the city of opportunity and inspiration, but what happens if your dreams don’t work out the way you expect?
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    Hosts: Melody Cheng and Janet Wang
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    • 55 min
    Spill the Baby Tea with Helen: How to Support (and Not Support) a Friend through Miscarriage

    Spill the Baby Tea with Helen: How to Support (and Not Support) a Friend through Miscarriage

    Today's topic is a tough one, so I want to give a heads-up: we’re diving into the difficult subject of miscarriage. Cue: “Bigger Than the Whole Sky” by Taylor Swift.

    About a month ago, I went through a miscarriage, and as a hopeful mom of two, it was the single most devastating thing I’ve ever experienced in my life. It's a heavy but necessary conversation, and today, I share my own experience with this heart-wrenching loss aiming to break the silence and stigma surrounding miscarriage. It's crucial to shed light on this topic because, sadly, it's more common than many realize.
    I offer insights on how to support a friend or loved one navigating a miscarriage. Practical help, like offering to watch their kids or bringing over nourishing meals, can make a world of difference. And if words fail you, simply being present and offering a listening ear can mean everything. I also touch on what not to say, like minimizing their grief with phrases like "at least" or comparing their loss to something else. It's all about being mindful of our words and actions during such a sensitive time.
    Through sharing my journey and the outpouring of love and support I received, I hope to encourage more open conversations about miscarriage and grief. Together, we can create a space where sharing our pain leads to more healing and understanding.
    And for those who have experienced or are experiencing a miscarriage, I hope this episode helps you to feel seen. Please know that your pain is valid, your loss is real. And most of all, you are not alone, and you are loved.

    AsianBossGirl’s latest Instagram post for comments/interactions, linked here. 
    #SpillTheBabyTea
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    Host: Helen Wu
    Editor: Victoria Cheng
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Moodforfood ,

Great content and rapport

They’ve each really come into their own since the early days, and by that I mean they’re all so much more comfortable with not only just talking on the pod amongst themselves, but also in their interviews. They’re no longer rigid and no longer sound like they’re reading a book report, so the flow’s gotten way better. Loving the interesting subjects and of course their very apparent closeness with each other.

I will say, though…the ads every 7 minutes (I’m guess-timating but I’m on minute 21 of an episode right now, and the third ad just popped up. I’d prefer if you could stack three ads in one sitting (like some other pods do) because now it’s feeling like I’m watching TV where it’s just an ad every couple of minutes. It interrupts the listening experience too frequently.

Oinkitsthao ,

Been a listener for awhile, but...

You guys have been spamming listeners with way too many ads lately. For a one hour talk show, I swear there’s at least 4-5. I get y’all need to make money too but come on, I didn’t come for the ad and it takes me right out of the conversation.

__k.z ,

Engaging engaging engaging

I’ve been following and listening to every single episode of ABG since 2019, and the ladies really showed us what building community is about. I love every single episode that they put out, whether it be bringing guests on the show to educate us or being vulnerable and sharing their personal journeys and stories. Keep up the good work!

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