About This Show
Podcast sharing stories of Asian American founders and entrepreneurs who have taken a leap of faith to create something they're passionate about, despite the allure and pressures of traditional paths. We’re on a journey to find their quirky, sometimes smelly, but critical sauce that hopefully inspires our listeners to find their own secret sauce!
Most Recent Episode
Ep 14: Inspiring VR Dreams with Maureen Fan, CEO and Co-Founder of Baobab Studios
Part 3 of 3 of our summer Female Founder series with our Maureen Fan, CEO and Co-Founder of Baobab, the "Pixar of VR."
For all her life, Maureen has always bucked the trends. Starting at a young age, she wanted to pursue a career in design and animations, but had to overcome societal and practical expectations. After finally interning at Pixar during her time at HBS, she decided to dive into gaming at Zynga, and climbed from a product manager to a VP of games managing $200M. After experiencing the potential and immersive experience of VR, she decided to take the leap of faith with Baobab.
As an Asian female in the workplace, she's learned to "always be asking," which is the opposite of her cultural and gender values. Over time, the only way to improve the workplace is to educate men on the "unconscious bias," instead of just having conversations with females. Whether you're an Asian female, this episode will help anyone who's involved in a diverse team by learning our biases and build a more productive team culture.