A native of Quezon City, Philippines, and a kamaaina 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. At one point, she was couch-surfing and making $6/hr under the table at the first internet cafe in Southern California. She’s since grown her companies to revenues of $35M+
Kalika Yap is a serial (concurrent) entrepreneur, inventor, author, and podcaster. Her businesses include the award-winning brand agency Citrus Studios, Luxe Link, the Waxing Co., the Tangerine Co. & Orange & Bergamot.
Her goal is to help 1M women entrepreneurs, make $1M in revenue, and create 1M jobs!
Kalika is married to Rodney Yap who also works in the business. Kalika is an entrepreneur mom of two entrepreneurial girls, Malia & Kailani, Founders of Conscious Kids Cookies. They have homes in the Pacific Palisades, Hawaii, and Las Vegas.
Kalika Yap was featured in I Am a Los Angeles Entrepreneur and she discussed and answered the following questions that can inspire aspiring entrepreneurs:
Curious and wanted to know Kalika’s answers? Make sure to watch the video.