Kalika- NAWBO Rising Star!
An excerpt from NAWBO’s Rising Star Award!
Kalika Nacion Yap
Citrus Studios, LLC/Luxe Link/The Waxing Co./MyCommerce.com
The Rising Star is a woman entrepreneur who has established a critical milestone in her business and has displayed high potential for enduring entrepreneurial success. She embodies the true definition of entrepreneurialism: a woman who has the vision, assumes the risk, does her due diligence, takes the leap of faith and continues to drive towards achievement.
A native of Honolulu, Kalika Yap attended NYU where she found the everyday activity of life in New York – from subway and taxi rides to visits to the Union Square Farmer’s Market – exhilarating. A Journalism Major, Yap worked for several media firms including Bloomberg and CNBC until 1996 when she uprooted herself again, and moved out west to Los Angeles.
Kalika, an early adopter of the world wide web, immersed herself in the still little understood internet. She quickly realized the vast global potential of the web, which she parlayed into a position at the Los Angeles Culture Net, a collaborative initiative project of the Getty Information Institute and California Culture Net. She developed web curriculum, web site design workshops for individual artists, art & educational institutions and students K-12 all the while developing an affinity for the creative professional community.
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