COO & Co-Founder
CEO & Co-Founder
When we met in 2017, we were T-I-R-E-D (so much so that we created a t-shirt about it). Cassandra clocked 60-hour weeks in a toxic consulting environment and basically lived out of a suitcase. Karen was taking leave from her tech job to heal her depression, triggered by so often being the only woman and person of color in the room.
Most of all, we were tired of feeling alone. So we wrote a Medium post about it. A month later, 20 strangers came to the first Cosmos Retreat. Today 10,000 Asian womxn are meeting and supporting one another in Cosmos communities. YAY.
And then 2020 happened -- a year that’s upended our sense of safety, community, and trust. This year we are prioritizing serving the community through the collective traumas of COVID-19 and the unjust murders of Black lives in America, while also making time for rest and, yes, joy.
We’re doing this by creating spaces for Asian womxn to care for themselves, their community and their world. This wouldn’t be possible without the BIPOC folks of past and present who’ve paved the way for us to dream and fight. Thank you.
We can’t wait to meet you!!
Karen Mok & Cassandra Lam
Co-Founders of The Cosmos