We’re two female founders in the business of helping you run your business. With 17 years doing branding and websites for clients big and small, we’re giving you our best so that you can continue to do what you do best: be a BOSS.
Kalika Yap is a thriving serial (concurrent) entrepreneur whose businesses include award-winning brand agency Citrus Studios, Luxe Link, the Waxing Co., the Tangerine Co. & the Orange and Bergamot. She is the current President of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, Los Angeles Chapter
Her companies have been featured in publications such as Entrepreneur, Inc., Wall Street Journal, LA Business Journal, The Huffington Post, The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, Business Rockstars and Microsoft.
A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Kalika started out working as a journalist for CNBC and Bloomberg after graduating from NYU, before making the move to the West Coast — the first step on her continuous entrepreneurial journey.
Kalika defines success not just by her businesses’ bottom line. Her time at the J Paul Getty Trust infused in her the importance of giving back. She integrates the value-based culture of philanthropy within all her business units and has been an active member of key entrepreneur groups such as Entrepreneur’s Organization and the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Kalika has been honored by the Asian Business Association, LA Business Journal, Anti-Defamation League as well as Farmers Insurance, HOPE (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality), and the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Her first company Citrus won the Technology Firm of the Year Award by the Asian Business Association.
As devoted as she is to her businesses, Kalika’s husband Rodney Yap and their two daughters Malia and Kailani are her greatest treasure and she loves spending her off time with them in their home in the Pacific Palisades.
“Behind every Succesful woman is a tribe of other successful women, who have her back."
For the past 14 years, Erika Brechtel has developed unique brand identities for international clients through digital and print design, and photography art direction and styling. Featured in SELF Magazine, The Huffington Post, Refinery 29, The Everygirl, Glitter Guide, Adore Home, The OC Register, and OC Family, Erika also leads an editorial team to provide highly-curated and original lifestyle content on ‘The E List’ at erikabrechtel.com.
Erika originally hails from the North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, and received a magna cum laude degree at UCLA while playing collegiate women’s soccer. Through years lived in Santa Monica, New York City, the Bay Area, and now Orange County, California, giving back to her community has been a fundamental part of her life, volunteering for organizations such as the UCLA Watts Tutorial Program, L.A. Works, NYC’s Lower East Side Girls Club, Project SOAR in Marrakech, and recently on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Orange County, California (JLOCC).
Erika maintains her well-being through quality time with friends and family, being mom to an energetic and inquisitive 7 year-old girl, cooking, reading, art, travel, and lots of meditation, yoga and spin.
“Be somebody who makes everyone feel like a somebody”