We tell stories about Asian Americans challenging the status quo
No story is ever linear.
Rock the Boat co-founders Lucia Liu and Lynne Guey initially started Rock the Boat to make sense of their own zigzag career journeys. Both were at a crossroads in their mid-level careers, so they set out to interview other Asian Americans about their career paths with the hopes of finding greater meaning and purpose in their work. What started as strictly “professional” conversations quickly became conversations about other Asian American issues like mental health, the bamboo ceiling, affirmative action, interracial dating, our role in civic/public life and much more.
Ultimately, they discovered that people were thirsty for candid dialogue that went well beyond that of their careers.