Confessions of Successful Asian Women

41 Episodes

Confessions of Successful Asian Women is a platform for women to Connect, Share and Inspire through conversation. Join me every month as I interview successful Asian women who are climbing the ladder of success.

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COSAW 037: How Sukhi's brought Indian food to mainstream America from Wholefoods to Costco

August 15th, 2018


Sukhi Singh is the founder of the multi-million dollar Indian food company, Sukhi’s. Sukhi is responsible for bringing Indian food to mainstream America through venues like farmer’s markets, Wholefoods and Costco. Suk…

COSAW 036: How Tia Bhuva Launched a Successful Business Helping South Asian Women Reconnect with the Sari

June 7th, 2018


Optimist. Dreamer. South Asian Fashion Game Changer. Tia Bhuva created the Cancan skirt and Saree Silhouette to wear under the traditional 6 yard saree. Tia gained influence among South Asian women when her tutorials …

COSAW 035: How Tech VP of People Mai Ton Made The Best Investment In Her Career

April 9th, 2018


Mai Ton brings over 15 years of experience to her role as VP of People for tech companies.

Mai transformed companies into helping them become "Great Places to Work" according to Fortune magazine.

She is…

COSAW 034: How Yasmine Khan brings human faces and human stories to inform product design

March 8th, 2018


Yasmine Khan leads Design Research at Credit Karma in San Francisco where she brings the financial journeys of real people from diverse backgrounds into the workplace. She is a budding stand up comic. In 2014, Yasmine…

COSAW 033: How engineer Nancy Hoque holds her own in the masculine field of engineering

February 6th, 2018


Nancy Hoque is a multipotentialite, as she is a woman of many different interests and creative pursuits in life. Nancy was a solutions engineer, designing and aiding the sales of mission critical communications for th…

COSAW 032: How Modest Fashion Blogger Minara Rahman Gives A Voice to Women of All Shapes and Sizes

January 3rd, 2018


Minara Rahman is the founder of Hijabi Life, a Muslim lifestyle blog about being Muslim in America, food, fashion, beauty, and parenting. As a Muslim American in social media, she felt a void of Muslim lifestyle blogs…

COSAW 031: How Dian Alyan found a divine purpose after losing 40 family members in the 2004 tsunami

December 5th, 2017


Dian Alyan started her career as an engineer for the leading multinational company, Proctor Gamble.  On December 26, 2004, the tsunami devastated Indonesia taking 250,000 lives with it.  Dian lost forty family members…

COSAW 030: How Iranian-American Muslim Comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh uses her talents to change hearts and minds

November 8th, 2017


Zahra Noorbakhsh is a Feminist Muslim, Iranian-American comedian and the cohost of the award winning podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim. She has her own one woman standup show and she was a contributor to the NY Times Featu…

COSAW 029: How Haute Hijab CEO Melanie Elturk built the fastest growing modest fashion brand

October 24th, 2017


Melanie Elturk made the hijab (Muslim head scarf) mainstream through her modest fashion brand, Haute Hijab.  She launched the company in 2010 and since then, it’s the fastest growing modest fashion line with close to …

COSAW 028: How Zahra Billoo fights for the civil rights of American Muslims and the marginalized

September 6th, 2017


Zahra Billoo is a civil rights attorney and the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American‐Islamic Relations (CAIR‐SFBA). Zahra is a leading voice on the civil rights of America…

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