As of 2019, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women-owned businesses made up 9.3% of majority women-owned businesses in the United States. (American Express, “The 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report.” September 2019) Unfortunately, COVID has had some of the "harshest economic effects" on this sector of the US population, "including shuttered businesses, significant job losses, increased caregiving responsibilities, and much more. On top of economic distress, AAPI women have experienced alarming surges in racialized violence and harassment fueled by derogatory rhetoric and scapegoating of the AAPI community throughout the pandemic." (Center for American Progress, “The Economic Status of Asian American and Pacific Islander Women.” March 2021). AAPI women in business need our support now, more than ever!
In honor of May being AAPI Heritage Month, The SHE Mark is highlighting the Asian women owned & run businesses in our SHE Certified Community so that you can celebrate and support them this month and year round.
SHE Certified Businesses
Cue North is a management consultancy and product studio solving business problems through process and technology. They combine design, development, business process, and data insights to accelerate digital transformations. Their mission is to empower leaders to build great organizations for their people and communities.
To learn more about Cue North, read our Get to know... blog post here: https://www.theshemark.com/post/get-to-know-cue-north.
Cue North is a Certified SHEruns™, SHEmakes™, and SHEowns™ business.
Dear White Women is a platform that helps White women use their privilege to uproot systemic racism. Founded by Sara and Misasha, the Dear White Women platform includes an award-winning social justice podcast, their book Dear White Women: Let’s Get (Un)comfortable Talking About Racism, which was published by the Collective Book Studio in October 2021, and speaking engagements at corporations and schools who are looking to get more uncomfortable around the topic of racism and being more anti-racist intentionally in their own spheres of influence.
To learn more about Dear White Women and the founders, read our Get to know... blog post here: https://www.theshemark.com/post/get-to-know-dear-white-women.
Dear White Women is a Certified SHEowns™ business.
Chuan's Promise creates sustainable and ethical natural skincare for every body. The line is named after and inspired by the founder, Ada's, father. Read more about the founding story HERE.
To shop the full skincare line and/or see where you can buy it near you, visit this link: https://chuanspromise.com.
Chuan's Promise is a Certified SHEowns™ business.
Hotpot Queen's premium line of condiments allows you to experience the authentic and bold flavors of Sichuan cuisine. Made with a carefully crafted blend of the finest regional chilis and Sichuan peppercorns, each bite delivers a fiery explosion of the iconic mala taste without any MSG or preservatives. Whether you're a seasoned spice-lover or a curious foodie, Hotpot Queen promises to bring the heat and awaken your taste buds like never before.
Their mission is to share the authentic taste of Chongqing, the Mala capital of Sichuan, and to introduce “Mala,” a tingly spicy sensation to the culinary world.
Browse their line of spicy products here: https://hotpotqueen.com/.
Hotpot Queen is a Certified SHEruns™ business.
Diversability® is an award-winning community business to elevate disability pride through disability community, visibility, and engaged allyship. They are called Diversability because they believe that disability is diversity and that disability is diverse. They are proud of their disabled identity and reiterate that “disability” is not a bad word.
Diversability® has grown its digital ecosystem to over 60,000, hosted over 100 events to move the conversation forward in disability inclusion, and honored 30 disabled leaders annually through the D-30 Disability Impact List. Two years ago, they launched the Diversability Leadership Collective, a members-only space to advance disability leadership and advocacy.
Read more about Diversability and their founder, Tiffany Yu, here: https://www.theshemark.com/post/get-to-know-diversability.
Diversability is a Certified SHEruns™, SHEmakes™, and SHEowns™ business.