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The Authentic Asian

Your Allies in Leadership

Connect with over 80+ amazing trailblazing Asian American female executives and entrepreneurs, united in their desire for success and growth.

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Excel in Our Supported Safe Space

Hello, I’m Misa, the heart behind The Authentic Asian. Let’s explore

together how our community shares strategies to unlock your highest potential.

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Connect with Like-Minded Women

Forge deep, meaningful relationships with Asian American women facing similar struggles and experiences as you.

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Access Exclusive Resources

Engage in fireside chats and workshops that directly address mental health, racism, and barrier-breaking strategies.

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Accelerate Your Career

Explore specialized content tailored for your path—whether launching a startup or ascending corporate ladders.

Meet a Few of Our Featured Community Members

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Carissa Begonia

Executive Coach / Founder of CONCIOUSXCHANGE

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Dr. Cindy Tsai, MD

Physician & Advisor / Chief Wellness Officer to Female Entrepreneurs 

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Joy Wu

Asset Manager & Investor Relations Coordinator of Brightview Capital

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Angela Cheng-Cimini

 SVP, Talent & CHRO of Harvard Business Publishing 

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Saleema Syed

COO, Head of Global Field and Partner Marketing  at Webex 

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Alice Kao

Co-Founder & CEO at Sender One Climbing

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Rita Cheng

Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth

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Tsugumi Maki

RISD Museum Director

How Our Community Supports You

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Expert-Led Personal and Business Coaching

Launching January 2024, benefit from personalized coaching circles of 8 women at your career stage lead by an executive coach, aimed at giving you valuable insights and strategies.

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Exclusive Fireside Chats with Member-Only Q&A and Customized Breakout Rooms

With fireside chats from leaders such as Ellen Chen (CEO and Co-Founder of Mendocino Farms) and Deborah Liu (CEO of Ancestry), you will find both inspiration and support from our community.  Post-fireside chat you have the option of going into Breakout Groups of 3 women to reflect on your learnings/takaways.

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Customized Workshops that only apply to Asian Women

Customized workshops lead by best-selling authors as well as members will be available on a monthly basis both live and by recording.

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Empower Yourself Today
and Break the Glass Ceiling with Us!

Find a haven where we understand your struggles, celebrate your victories, and nurture your leadership journey. 

Limited memberships—join a collective of inspiring Asian American women to script our success stories together.

Why Join Our Community?

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We See You, We Celebrate You

Establish your voice and reclaim power in the face of biases, shaping a better future for generations to come.

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 Relieve the Sense of Isolation at the Top

With our community, you’re never alone—even when balancing a busy schedule & family responsibilities.

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Make Real, Lasting Change

Join a focused initiative that contributes to advancing the careers of women with shared experiences and ambitions.

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"I love this sisterhood of powerhouse Asian women. Community at its best- uplifting, supporting, empowering.  So thankful that I have joined, and very excited for what is to come."

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Joy Wu: Asset Manager & Investor Relations Coordinator of Brightview Capital

"Misa is building an incredible powerhouse of a community through The Authentic Asian, and I'm so proud to be a founding member, to learn from the network of awe-inspiring Asian leaders across so many different sectors, and to contribute what I can to build up this space for empowering other Asian women to shatter all the ceilings."

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Mai Truong: Founder of Bo & Mei

Frequently Asked Questions

Navigating your journey with The Authentic Asian?

We've gathered some of the most frequently posed questions to ensure clarity and confidence as you consider becoming a part of our thriving community. Should you have more queries, don't hesitate to reach out!

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