Falling in Love with Korean Culture with Dokkaebier


What would beer infused with Kimchi, rice, or lemongrass taste like? ‘Wholesome’ is the word Dokkaebier aims to evoke! Meet Youngwon Lee, Founder and CEO of Dokkaebier. In 2020, he launched this award-winning Asian-inspired brand, his fifth venture in the alcohol industry, to introduce innovation and diversity to craft beer.

Learning Life Values from Birds and Nature with Monica Iglecia


When did you last pause to notice a bird soaring in the sky? Our conversation with Monica Iglecia will encourage you to take a closer look.

Meet Monica, a passionate bird scientist and conservation biologist dedicated to preserving bird habitats. As the U.S. Coordinator for the Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture in Portland, Oregon, she leads large-scale conservation efforts, fostering collaboration and innovation to protect our Earth and its ecosystems. Monica shares her journey, highlighting the diverse experiences that have fueled her curiosity and resilience.

Falling in Love with Korean Culture with “Kimchi Juice”


Today, the Korean Wave has swept across the globe, but for many in the Korean diaspora like myself, feeling truly seen hasn’t always been the case. What’s changed, and how have innovators embraced Korean culture to build thriving businesses?

Use Technology to Change How We Think about Farming with Millennial Farmer, Zach Johnson


Zach Johnson, a fifth generation family farmer from West Central Minnesota, saw a gap in awareness about farming and agriculture. In 2016, he launched his idea of documenting and sharing his farming journey online. Today, his YouTube channel, “Millennial Farmer,” boasts over a million subscribers, where he showcases daily life on the family farm and promotes positive farming practices.

Solve Global Challenges with Science and Storytelling with Aubrey R. Paris


If you truly believe in something, don’t ever let go of it. Don’t let not having a playbook stop you. Rahama Wright is here to tell you to go pursue your dreams because the best paths will not have a playbook given to you.

When young Rahama first noticed a problem in the shea market, she wanted to do something about it.

Sensemaking AI – 4: A Day with AI and DC Women Techmakers

Welcome to our first live conversations at Dear Workplace! I’m excited to share a sneak peek into the special day I had with DC Women Techmakers event in Washington D.C. I hosted on March 25, 2024. Women Techmakers (WTM) is a community program backed by Google and led by local community leaders like myself, and I’m thrilled to have made this event come to life with my friend Megha Sanghvi.

Best Dreams Take Time. How to Pursue Them and Not Give Up with Rahama Wright


If you truly believe in something, don’t ever let go of it. Don’t let not having a playbook stop you. Rahama Wright is here to tell you to go pursue your dreams because the best paths will not have a playbook given to you.

When young Rahama first noticed a problem in the shea market, she wanted to do something about it.

Sensemaking AI – 3: the Future of AI


AI has changed how we work, but how much are we keeping up with it? Today’s guests are excited to shed some light on today’s AI development and how its future is changing. From starting several AI startups to making sense of how to navigate AI skills in the workplace, we’ll explore how we can upskill with AI. Meet Stephanie Wong from San Francisco and Alexander Fred-Ojala from Stockholm, Sweden. Both have been leading AI and innovation in their companies and communities for some time and have some insights and wisdom to share with us. Welcome to Dear Workplace.

They Said No, So She 10x’ed Them with Dr. Sadhna Bokhiria


Sometimes, it seems like the universe throws obstacles in our path, but how we respond is ultimately up to us. Growing up in a hotel wasn’t abnormal for Sadhna Bokhiria when she immigrated to Connecticut. Her parents owned the hotel, so it was normal for her to clean the rooms and live there. Her classmates didn’t think so, and made sure she knew about it. Despite facing injustice and discouragement, such as a professor dismissing her dreams of becoming a teacher, Sadhna refused to be deterred. Her response was a resolute “watch me” whenever someone told her she couldn’t do something.