Get Together

Cassandra Lam of The Cosmos: Bringing Asian women together so they can thrive

Episode Summary

Today we're talking to Cassandra Lam, co-founder of The Cosmos. Cassandra and co-founder Karen Mok started The Cosmos with a simple question: what does it mean for Asian women and gender non-binary people to not just survive, but to thrive? To not merely assimilate, but to carve their own paths? Today The Cosmos has more than 5,000 members in cities around the country. Their book club was just featured in The New York Times and in just a few weeks, 500 members will gather for their very first summit here in New York City. What motivated Cassie and Karen start this group? How did they get it off the ground? What’s their big, bold vision for the future? Tune in to find out. Grab your copy of GET TOGETHER—our handbook on community-building 🔥: https://amzn.to/2SxKUCO

Episode Notes

Today we're talking to Cassandra Lam, co-founder of The Cosmos.

Cassandra and co-founder Karen Mok started The Cosmos with a simple question: what does it mean for Asian women and gender non-binary people to not just survive, but to thrive? To not merely assimilate, but to carve their own paths?

For their first community event, 20 strangers from all around the country flew to Seattle to meet Cassie and Karen and explore these questions together. After that weekend, Cassie and Karen put the attendees in a Slack group together. Then hosted another retreat. And another.

Now The Cosmos has more than 5,000 members in cities around the country. Their book club was just featured in The New York Times and in just a few weeks, 500 members will gather for their very first summit here in New York City.

What motivated Cassie and Karen start this group? How did they get it off the ground? What’s their big, bold vision for the future? Tune in to find out.

Grab your copy of GET TOGETHER—our handbook on community-building 🔥: https://amzn.to/2SxKUCO

If you want to get involved with The Cosmos, whether it’s joining a chapter in your area, getting into the slack group, or coming to their summit in August, you can find all that information at jointhecosmos.com. They also have a rad Instagram account where they spotlight Asian women who are thriving. Follow it here: @jointhecosmos