There is always something to share about when it comes to growing up as children of immigrants, especially when it comes to stories of adversities that have helped shape us to who we've become today. So, I thought what better person to talk to than Amy? Amy Huang credited her experiences working at her family's Chinese restaurant and struggles with assimilating to the American culture that led her to be the independent, strong woman that I am proud to call a close friend of mine. One lesson that I would like to highlight as you dive into this episode - which was also what peaked my interest in interviewing Amy is: if you are fortunate enough to have family who has been supportive to you throughout your life, stick up for them when they have no one to support them.
We don't just stop there, though. At 41:07, I had the privilege of having Amy share the current challenges that she's faced working in Corporate America, one of them in which includes the seemingly never-ending microaggressions that we still continue to receive from our fellow colleagues as Asian women in the workplace. Not only that, we also will explore and critique the meaning of what it means "to fit in the work culture" and "to be professional" in work environments that to begin with, already lack diversity.
Amy is a 23-year-old Chinese-American originally from Phoenix, AZ. She currently resides in Boston, MA, where she is completing pharmacy school. Growing up working at a restaurant, Amy has cultivated an ambition to make the most of her opportunities. As a first generation Chinese-American, Amy tells stories of her experience as part of an immigrant family with humor. She is also a working professional and an advocate for more women and diversity in the workforce. As a close friend who hears her stories, I believe that her unique perspective on life should be shared with the world. (To me, Amy is the true meaning of grit)