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25 years experience of #girlboss

A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, she started out working as a journalist for CNBC and Bloomberg after graduating from NYU. She loved the bustle of New York City, but traded it in for the West Coast. The move wasn’t an easy one – finding a journalism job in Los Angeles proved more difficult than in media capital New York. In love with California, she decided to make lemons out of lemonade.

ceo & inventor

Kalika Yap won an award for Innovator of the Year by the Los Angeles Journal

Won the Innovator of the Year award

I am humbled, and full of gratitude to be named the Innovator of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. @labusinessjournal

This award is not just mine. It belongs to everyone who are making their wildest dreams into reality — who bring the invisible – visible

Innovation is a collective effort; it’s born out of the desire to solve problems and make our world a better place. 💪

It’s not about individual brilliance, but a collaborative endeavor.

Kalika’s Headshots

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Understanding branding is the first step to growing a $1M+ business. Find Your Inner InfluenceHer to Work it, Own it, Bring it, Now On Sale!


“Ohana” means family first

As devoted as she is to her businesses, Kalika’s family, her husband Rodney and their two daughters, Malia and Kailani, is her greatest treasure, and she loves spending her off time with them in their homes in Pacific Palisades, CA and Honolulu, HI.

Oh, do you love cookies? Do you want to share kindness? Check out her daughters’ cookies shop.

mom & wife

Currently Reading

Kalika‘s collections of must-read books curated from 25 years of being a #girlboss.

These are Kalika’s all-time favorite books that have helped her level up her business and herself.

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Upcoming Kalika’s Events

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Explore insights into leadership, innovation, and empowerment. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain inspiration and practical tips from Kalika’s wealth of experience.

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Explore Kalika Yap’s insightful blog for a dose of entrepreneurial wisdom and leadership gems. Dive into practical tips and inspiring anecdotes that will fuel your journey to success.

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The Push & the Pull

Kalika shares insights in "The Push & the Pull" on turning entrepreneurial challenges into growth opportunities by embracing pain and vision.

Patience is Not Inaction

Explore the powerful lesson from the TV show Your Honor: "Patience is not inaction." Kalika shares how this concept applies to entrepreneurship.

Podcast Host

Rated Top 7 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Wonder, a podcast by Entrepreneurs’ Organization, places women entrepreneurs in conversation with those thought leaders who amaze, astonish and inspire. Each guest shares their own journey with entrepreneur and host, Kalika Yap, giving insight into the ordinary challenges of extraordinary people.

The Juicery

The Juicery is a podcast where we serve up sweet, simple bites of information about design, marketing, and business. We’re all about helping entrepreneurs innovate and grow through design driven solutions.

AAPI LA Podcast

A podcast, Asian American Stories, launched as the initiative’s effort to provide a platform to give voice to the Asian American Pacific Islander communities by sharing their stories.

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Kalika is an expert and thought leader on the following topics:

  • Branding & Web Design
  • Business Strategy & Team Building
  • Social Media & Marketing

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