Get Ready for Mochi Madness

Dear readers: we apologize that we've been on the down-low lately, but we promise a lot of exciting new things coming up this month, including the launch of our Self Made issue. While we don't want to spill all the beans, this Self Made issue is special to us because it celebrates Asian Americans who fulfilled their own dreams and stayed true to their passion. From YouTube artists and beauty gurus to bloggers, entrepreneurs, actors and actresses, fashion mavens, journalists, and media moguls, we've covered a wide spectrum of successful Asian Americans who redefined what is means to be truly self made.

What's more fitting is that we're launching during Women's History Month. Claudia Chan, who we profile in this next issue, is featured in Makers.com, a digital platform created by the filmmakers of the highly acclaimed PBS documentary Makers: Women Who Make America. The three-hour documentary includes first-person, intimate accounts from women throughout history, such as Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Diane von Furstenburg, and Hillary Clinton. The documentary recounts the watershed years of the women's movement from Betty Friedman's Feminine Mystique to the times of trailblazing women today like Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg. It also sheds light on the future of feminism and how millennial women who are in their late teens to mid-thirties are going to shape the role of women in society, their families, and the corporate world. This Daily Beast article couldn't have said it better: "This is the new feminism—women mentoring and sponsoring other women to rise in formerly male hierarchies and branch out into launching their own businesses or inventing new ways to do global good by becoming social entrepreneurs." If you haven't already seen it, be sure to catch the PBS documentary, which aired on earlier this week.

And if you're feeling extra empowered after reading this or want to share in this spirit and do some empowering, consider joining the She's the First Run the World campaign. From March through June, you can sign up for a race or organize your own fitness fundraiser, and ask your family, friends, and co-workers to match your miles or minutes with a dollar. 100 percent of all donations will go to girls' education in the developing world. It's a great way to be active AND give back.

In the meantime, if you're based in New York City, be sure to drop by our BaubleGlam party at BaubleBar this Saturday, March 2. All Mochi attendees get a 15 percent discount, and complimentary sparkling water, wine, and champagne will be served. This is a great opportunity to meet other accomplished New York women and make connections. To learn more details and purchase your ticket, click here.