This month means business. As in, to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month we’re highlighting some businesses we admire that are either founded or run by Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders.
Here’s a tip: STEM classes. Brilliant teaches classes in math, science, and engineering. Whether you’re looking to make a career change or just brush up on your physics, it’ll give you the steam-slash-STEM to do it right. And founder and CEO Sue Khim was only 25 when she started the company. The answer to this equation is “impressed.”
We’re gonna need a bigger boat, er, bag. Tara&Co, founded by Julia Lam, is all about making products that help women on the go. The bags will fit everything you need for work, plus your extra baggage that comes up throughout the day. Check it out.
I’m very Fond of you. Fond, co-founded by Taro Fukuyama, is a company that promotes a good workplace culture. It has a bunch of tools for employers to measure how happy their employees are and get perks.
Order a new wardrobe off the menu. MM LaFleur, founded by Sarah Miyazawa LaFleur, has what it calls “bento boxes” of styles to make dressing for work easy. Bonus: putting a bento box will make you excited for lunch.
Shine bright, shine far. Shine, co-founded by Naomi Hirabayashi, is an app that send you an uplifting text to start your day. Think: you got this, but more specific.
Make your own filter with Filipino beauty brand Sunnies Face. Their lipsticks, brow pencils, and more will have you looking like a VIP even when you feel like a VTP (very tired person).
Buttermilk it for all its worth. Buttermilk Co is an Indian meal delivery service. All fresh ingredients, delivered to you in eco-friendly packs. Get the “spicy lovers pack” at your own risk. Indian-American founder and CEO Mitra Raman is a 27-year-old former Amazon engineer who missed her comfort food when she left India for college. Her homesick fix is all of our gain.
Fake it ‘til you zzz. Glow Recipe is a Korean skincare brand that was featured on “Shark Tank.” And Skimm HQ’s eyeing the “Watermelon Glow” sleeping face mask. The (watermelon) seed of sleep is planted.
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