Kalika Yap is a thriving serial (concurrent) entrepreneur whose business include award-winning interactive design agency Citrus Studios, based in sunny Santa Monica, CA.; Luxe Link, the ultimate handbag accessory responsible for keeping women’s purses off the floor; and Orange & Bergamot, her latest startup venture offering community and digital solutions for female founders.
Her digital agency founded in 1999 in Santa Monica, California
Her branding agency & tribe
She launched Honolulu’s first upscale waxing salon Honolulu, HI
She invented and patented the original purse hook in Santa Monica, California
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.
CEO & INVENTOR
21 years experience
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.
MOM & WIFE
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.
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