How SHE Built This: Mayly Tao

The TITT Talks Podcast - Modern Women Living in a Mama World

Apr 28 2021 • 33 mins

Join us for another episode of TITT Talks: How She Built This! This week, we are featuring Mayly Tao (@maylytao), the Owner of DK's Donuts & Bakery and Donut Princess LA.  This spin-off series is meant to intimately discuss the journey of building a business as a female entrepreneur in a 20-ish minute segment. These types of conversations inspire us here at TITT Talks, and we hope they do the same for you as well.

TLo sits down to chat with Mayly as she takes us through her experience growing up as a child of Cambodian refugees.  She saw, first hand, how hard her parents worked to have a slice of the American dream.  Utilizing her education and contemporary insights, she modernized the family business and as a result, DK’s Donuts & Bakery has become a Los Angeles institution.  Listen in to hear more about her story as an entrepreneur.  You’ll find that Mayly is full with love, compassion and humility.

TLo and Mayly have a discussion around her experience as a person of influence in the AAPI community.  Note that this episode was recorded in the latter part of 2020, prior to the significant uptick in Anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents.

It has always been our mission to connect with other modern womxn through the lens of our experience. We hope you enjoy this series as much as we do!

Connect with Mayly and support her businesses at the following links.  It is so important now, more than ever, to support not only our local small businesses but our AAPI-owned small businesses.

DK’s Donuts

Donut Princess LA

Short N’ Sweet Podcast


TITT Talks is a proudly #aapi family. We are deeply concerned for the safety of our AAPI sisters and brothers, our own families, and our personal friends. We cannot put into words all that we are feeling, as we go from sadness to anger to confusion to fear.

Please check-in with your #aapi friends. We are not all okay. Please take care of yourselves and know that you can talk to us. If you need support, a helpful resource is We stand with our Asian American Pacific Islander community in the face of racism, and we are committed to taking action against it.



TITT Talks was “conceived” in January of 2020 during one of TITT’s many friend/family (“framily”) get-togethers.  In conversation, it came to light that there was a lack of representation of women like TITT in, among other forms of media, the podcast world.  In particular, there was no podcast that TITT could subscribe to that would enable them to feel seen, heard, or understood as modern Asian Pacific American working mothers.

The women of TITT Talks knew that this void was one they could fill by sharing their voices and experiences through their casual conversations, which were already taking place on a routine basis.

Thank you for the positive feedback we have received since our launch in early June 2020.  We are delighted to hear that we are bringing you content that you can finally relate to as mothers, professionals, millennials, and Asian Pacific Americans.



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