Moving Forward with Progress

Dear ModaBox, I was first drawn to ModaBox because of it’s values in women empowerment, and Monica’s personal story about how she started the company from the ground up. I think as an Asian American woman, and an individual who is still evolving, I can still get caught up in the self effacing attitude that…

Don’t Let Labels Define You

This Pantene commercial is a simple but effective way to illustrate the gender inequalities and double standard women face that are inherent in society today. These are norms that have been inherent in our culture and have shaped the way that both women and men label powerful women in the workforce. Because of these labels,…

Your Only Competition is you

Competition is inevitable in the business world. It can be frustrating to see others in your field advancing faster than you, becoming more successful. But whenever we compare ourselves to others, we become unhappy and this can have harmful effects on other aspects in our life and business. It’s important to be aware of the…

Find Your Personal Style

  Fashion and style should be about expression, empowerment, feeling good in what you wear. You like a certain jacket because it makes you feel powerful, sexy, beautiful, whatever adjective you want to use. The pieces of clothes that we are attracted to, and the way we put them together is our style; a reflection…

Remembering Your Moments Of Excellence

It’s easier to remember criticism, even in a sea of compliments. A simple “You look tired today” will often affect us and resonate despite those fleeting, positive moments in our day. When this occurs, remember your moments of excellence. Think of them as tattoos, etched into your skin and worn as a badge. To get…

Daily Routine

A friend once told me that the reason I became so successful was because I had the quality of being consistent. In my career, although there were many ups and downs, I never gave up on the bigger picture. Consistency is the key to success. Consistency involves building a routine, which can often be hard…

3 #GIRLBOSSES reveal birth of killer business

If there is one thing you read today, it has to be this. 3 inspiring business women have revealed their secrets to success and they’ve given the best damn advice… How did they do it? Were they always this successful and glamorous? When did they take the first step to kick start their career? If…

What Successful People Have In Common

What Successful People Have In Common Very few people become successful by accident.  People who accomplish their goals often share certain qualities that distinguish them from those who are not as prosperous.  Most people have ambition and set goals, but only some are capable of succeeding at what they set out to do.  What makes…

It’s Me!

IT’S ME! I’ve been thinking about writing this blog to connect with other women and maybe provide inspiration the way so many women have given me.  I am the CEO and Co-founder of ModaBox– or as my team says- #modaboss! I first came to New York in 2006 and my journey to get here was…

Empower yourself

Empower yourself The word empowerment can have different meanings.  If your boss assigns a task that is something that only trusted employees are asked to do, you’ve been empowered.  If you learn a new skill, or attain a new academic or technical degree, you’ve been empowered.  But there is a more basic form of empowerment…