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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, ...
 
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People, Places, and things - in the most simple and direct translation, they are simply the definition of a noun. But these nouns are what makeup experiences, the many experiences throughout our lives that have shaped us into who we are today. From the people who left a lasting impression on us, the places that are painted with memories, to the ina…
 
Is age truly just a number? How important is age when it comes to dating? Can two people who are ten years apart really connect romantically? To spice things up this holiday season, Helen took on the role of Cupid here at ABG! And she is aiming her arrows at the single ladies of this podcast, Janet & Mel! You have all heard their dating woes on the…
 
Our guest today is the founder and CEO of Jubilee Media, a media company with over 5M subscribers, founded on the single idea to create a movement of empathy for human good. Since its start 10 years ago, Jubilee Media has created countless videos and short films exploring uncomfortable conversations between human beings, often from contrasting back…
 
One can argue that gratitude is the most powerful of human emotions. There have been studies that show that the benefits of practicing gratitude include: improved physical health, better sleep, greater happiness, more self-esteem, stronger relationships, greater resilience, less anxiety, reduced symptoms of depression, and so much more. Practicing …
 
Happy early Halloween everyone!! In episode 79, we shared with you all some of our spooky horror stories from our time working in corporate. Not a lot of us like to air out our dirty laundry when it comes to our jobs, out of fear of looking like a disgruntled worker, or even the possibility of getting fired. But we asked you on IG if you were open …
 
This month, we are focusing on the topic of Self Exploration, and as we near the end of October and edge closer to the spooktacular day of Hallow’s Eve, otherwise known as Halloween, we thought it would be appropriate to dedicate an episode to OUR GREATEST FEARS!! Fear is one of the seven universal emotions experienced by everyone around the world.…
 
Breakups...ugh they suck! Sometimes it's a clean break. But more often than not, the period that follows can be messy and often left with words unsaid. As time passes and more life and love insight are gained, we may have even more we'd like to say to our former partner. The 3 of us have thought back into our dating history and each selected one ex…
 
The Asian American identity & the stories that exist within our community are vast & extremely nuanced. The three of us have explored our own identities through various episodes (Episode 25: ABM-AsianBossMoms, Episode 63: APAHM - Growing Up in An Asian Household, Episode 64: My Asian Am Identity) with the lens of us specifically being 2nd gen Asian…
 
Happy October everyone! This month, we are focused on the topic of self-exploration. And today, we will be talking about the fascinating theory of attachment styles. This theory has studied how parents/caregivers have played a significant role in the attachment styles of their children. As children interact with these caregivers as a secure base to…
 
On today’s episode, we have Liah Yoo, beauty influencer and founder and CEO of KraveBeauty. Liah has an international social media following of over 1 million people. She creates content that educates her followers on low-maintenance and effective skin care, sharing her unconventional acne-fighting tips based on her own personal skincare experience…
 
This month, we are focused on the topic of careers and entrepreneurship. To find a career that is the right fit, it’s important to not only understand WHAT we want but WHO we are - what are we good at? Understanding our personal strengths, weaknesses, and work values is not a one-time exercise. It requires a lot of patience, dedication, and active …
 
For this month’s theme of Careers and Entrepreneurship, we bring on a good friend and serial entrepreneur, Mylen Yamamoto Tansingco!! She has a background in education and taught media at the college level while starting her own media company, where she produced digital videos on the side. Now, she runs a full-fledged talent company and manages som…
 
Although the three of us now work on AsianBossGirl full time, we all have had experience working in corporate. From that obnoxious coworker who loved hearing the sound of his own voice, to horrible bosses that lacked a single empathetic bone in his/her body, to comments from coworkers about race and an unnerving correlation with some aspect of your…
 
2020 is proving to be a challenge. On a larger scale, the world is facing a global pandemic that is trickling down and unveiling an ugly side to our country. All of these things happening in the world, whether we want to admit or not, affect all of us on an individual level. Through our conversations with each other & with our loved ones, we realiz…
 
This year's August 18th marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which guaranteed and protected women’s constitutional right to vote. As Asian American women, however, this celebration was a little different for us. The 19th amendment gave women the right to vote, but women of color were still marginalized under this law. The fight for vo…
 
We welcome Philip Wang and Tim Hwang back onto the pod - one is a newly engaged creative and new media entrepreneur, the other a single, date-loving pharmaceutical marketing executive - both are men in their mid-30s who share their viewpoints and experiences on love and dating and how these have evolved since their 20s. What's an ideal age pairing …
 
In Episode 58, we welcomed two ABBs in their 20s to the pod, and things got juicy! (Hello Jason and Mike!). Today, we are upping the average age with two very special ABBs in their 30s, Philip Wang and Tim Hwang. In this part 1 of 2 series, we focus on the topic of Lifestyle and Career. What is a piece of advice these men have for their younger sel…
 
The Enneagram is a personality model made up of 9 types. We have had a couple of episodes in which we analyze each other’s personalities - there was Episode 14 where we discussed each of our horoscopes and zodiac signs, and Episode 17 which focused on our Meyers Briggs personality types. Our listeners have requested that we also dedicate an episode…
 
Girlboss - What is the movement associated with this term all about? In today's chaotic social and economic climate, many systems and structures are being called into question, and the #girlboss movement is no exception. Join us as we discuss the history of this movement, what it represented, and where it went wrong. We reflect on how each of us wa…
 
We have been friends for over 5 years now (working together for 3 of those years) - we've recorded over 70 episodes together, spent many late nights meeting for both work and play, exchange messages on the daily (if not hourly), and have gone on multiple international trips together. But how well do we really know each other? Listen and find out as…
 
Today's episode features the lovely Abigail Hing Wen, author of "Loveboat, Taipei", a novel about teenager Ever Wong as she navigates love, family relations, and her identity during her trip on the cultural phenomenon, Loveboat. It’s a vivid story all set on the backdrop of the rich culture of Taiwan. "Loveboat, Taipei" debuted on the New York Time…
 
The time has come... the moment Mel has been waiting for, for OH SO LONG! We’re finally reviewing the popular K-drama that has taken over the world by storm -- Crash Landing on You!! From the scenes that made our hearts flutter (helloOo Captain Ri) to the parts that made our jaws drop... we’re going to chat through all of that today, while also dis…
 
This episode is dedicated to the wonderous, sensual, powerful, confusing, beautiful, sometimes hairy topic of… our Vajayjays! We indirectly touched upon our vaginas on Episode 24: Periods & Poop. And seeing that May was Women’s Health Month, we were reminded that it was about time we dedicate another episode to a very active part of our bodies. Lis…
 
"Coming out is a journey."- Justin R "Coming out never ends."- Anna Lee Sending you all love for Pride Month! In Episode 66, we were joined by our close friends, Anna and Justin. Anna shared her complex experience of confronting her sexuality and identity as someone who grew up in a deeply religious family, and Justin shared his fears, reservations…
 
This past week, you may have noticed that we held back our regularly scheduled content to focus on the Black Lives Matter movement. To us, nothing is more important than life itself, and when our black and brown brothers and sisters have lost too many of their lives to the injustices built into America’s systems, we need to pause and reflect on how…
 
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