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April 12, 2023

S4|EP3: Asian Representation: Stepping Into Self-Confidence (with Sheena Yap Chan)

S4|EP3: Asian Representation: Stepping Into Self-Confidence (with Sheena Yap Chan)

Sheena Yap Chan and Janice discuss why Asian representation and healing intergenerational trauma are important in building self-confidence. They also talk about racism in Canada and how they gave up parts of themselves to assimilate to Western culture. They share ways we can reconnect with our Asian culture and tap into community to nourish our authenticity and need for support.

Bio: Sheena Yap Chan is a keynote speaker, podcaster, consultant, and author on building self-confidence. She currently inspires women through her award-winning podcast called The Tao of Self-Confidence where she interviews Asian women about their inner journey to self-confidence. Her mission is to help Asian Women boost their confidence to live their authentic selves, help Asian Women create a voice in the world, and create a stronger representation for Asian women. Sheena has been featured on MindValley,, Marketing in Asia, Manila Times and more. She is also the TOP 100 Filipinos to follow on LinkedIn for inspiration and learning in 2020. She is also the co-author of the International bestselling book Asian Women Who Boss Up. Sheena will be releasing a book with Wiley called The Tao of Self-Confidence: A Guide to Moving Beyond Trauma and Awakening the Leader Within in May 2023.

This episode covers:

  • Sheena’s journey to self-confidence
  • Why Asian representation matters
  • Questioning cultural standards
  • Healing intergenerational + historical trauma
  • Racism in Canada
  • Giving up parts of ourselves to assimilate to Western culture
  • Reconnecting with Asian culture
  • Getting support from community

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