S12, E3: Phyllis Huang on growing up Taiwanese American

December 21, 2020

As a child, Phyllis felt embarrassed by the food her mother packed in her lunchbox, and rebelled against the Chinese school she had to attend on Sundays. But now, she seeks these same experiences for her young son, striving to find the right balance between her parents’ culture, her husband’s culture and American culture.

Phyllis Huang is a Taiwanese-American born in Queens, New York but raised in Northern New Jersey. She is the Global Vice President of Change & Organizational Effectiveness for PVH Corp in New York City, as well as being a wife and a full-time mother to a young son. Phyllis consults business leaders on change and transformation to ensure that employees at all levels have healthy mental mindsets, behavior and skills to ensure success. Her position is often described as being a “corporate therapist”. Her experience has been with fashion/apparel and media industries. Past companies include: Gap, Levi Strauss & Co, and Viacom.

“There’s that piece of you, and then there’s the other piece of you.” (Phyllis, 35:49)


Phyllis has a BA from New York University and an MA in Leadership and Organizational Psychology from the University of San Diego.

She currently lives in Jersey City, NJ with the Statue of Liberty as her backyard! Personally, Phyllis is super passionate about traveling and all aspects of food – learning, cooking and eating. She is happiest when she can travel and eat.


Phyllis recommends:

The Dave Chang Show – theringer.com/the-dave-chang-show
The Moth Podcast – themoth.org/podcast
Onolicious Hawaii – onolicioushawaii.com


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S12, E3: Phyllis Huang on growing up Taiwanese American