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Naly Yang is born in Modesto, California to Hmong immigrants from Laos and Thailand on July 8, 1988.  She is the fifth of six children, four boys and two girls.  Looking for new opportunities, her family decides to move to Syracuse, New York through a Catholic Church sponsorship.  Naly was baptized in the old Irish church of St. Johns.  She spent upstate New York summers at church camp, reading Harry Potter books, writing in her journal, listening to music, and going on road trips with her family.

Naly’s family spent years in poverty, working hard in blue collar jobs to attain their American Dream.  This meant that everyone in the family was expected to study, work, and be self sufficient.  As the first-born generation in America, Naly was very talented with English, reading, and writing.  She competed in spelling bees, writing contests, and was even the English Student of the Month at her Junior High.

Naly Rice earned her bachelor of science degree in Mass Communications with a Minor in Public Relations from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  She studied Branding and Public Communication as an international exchange student at The University of Technology Sydney in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

In college, Naly started and was President of The Asian Student Association.  She was also Public Relations Chair of the Student Government and a member of the university’s Diversity Council of Presidents.

After college, Naly moved to Washington, DC after a brief foray into Public Relations consulting.  She had the decision between working for a large corporate public relations company or a tiny little basement startup in the unknown world of Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.  She ended up going with the latter, and the rest is history. 

Starting in 2010, Naly joined before the startup 

Naly Yang married Chris Rice on August 15, 2015 in a beautiful Hmong-American wedding in South Carolina.  A Christian ceremony was held followed by a Hmong hand-tying ceremony before the reception. 

Naly’s journey to entrepreneurship began when she was a child and was filled with many starts and stops.  She always dreamed of owning her own business and/or being a writer.  She pursued her business goals for a decade before finally gaining the courage to try her hand at writing after turning 30 years old.  Naly became a member of The Poetry Society of America and The Academy of American Poets in 2021.  She is writing a fiction series and often participates in poetry contests across the nation.

She always dreamed of owning her own business and/or being a writer.  She pursued her business goals for a decade before finally gaining the courage to try her hand at writing after turning 30 years old. 

She began by writing technical documents, blogs, e-books for companies.  She eventually started a career blog that was hand selected to join AOL’s Lifestyle Collective.  

Naly spent her career in Marketing and Public Relations and was comfortable as corporate spokeswoman.  However, her Keynote Speeches took a different, more heartfelt, and story telling approach that instantly connected with other women in business and female founders.

She steadily built up her courage by speaking about marketing and helping small businesses.  Her first audience was three people, then ten, then twenty, then fifty, and so forth.  In winter 2018, Naly became a Keynote Speaker at the Women in Business Conference held by SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Association.  She later was Keynote Speaker at the 2019 Women2Women Summit, and various business events. Naly was also welcomed back to her alma mater as a featured guest at The Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub where she shared her journey from college student to entrepreneur.

During COVID, Naly began channeling her writing into poetry as a way to cope with the pandemic.  She produced one poem per week for one year with an accompanying photo and music selection to match the mood of the poem.  She was featured as a guest on the popular podcast, A Moment Of Your Time.  She read her original poem, “The Grind,” to kick off Women’s History Month.

Through her keynote speeches and writing, Naly has worked with brands including AOL, Lila P, Purpose Jewelry, Dell, Cartier, Siteground, Chase Ink Credit Cards, and more.

As her audience continues to grow, she looks forward to working with more brands who share her passion of inspiring and empowering more women towards entrepreneurship.

In the Fall of 2021, Naly Rice joined Rarible and opened her official NFT Artwork for sale.  Naly’s hobby of graphic design and graphic art stems back to her teenage years.  After her year-long project with poetry, the multi-talented individual turned to another form of art to cope through the pandemic. 

Her first collection was 100 pieces of video MP4 Art.  Her second collection was Patisserie Naly, made of 8bit style desserts.  Her third collection was the world of Silk & Sugar. 

Naly Yang is born in Modesto, California to Hmong immigrants from Laos and Thailand on July 8, 1988.  She is the fifth of six children, four boys and two girls.  Looking for new opportunities, her family decides to move to Syracuse, New York through a Catholic Church sponsorship.  Naly was baptized in the old Irish church of St. Johns.  She spent upstate New York summers at church camp, reading Harry Potter books, writing in her journal, listening to music, and going on road trips with her family.

Naly’s family spent years in poverty, working hard in blue collar jobs to attain their American Dream.  This meant that everyone in the family was expected to study, work, and be self sufficient.  As the first-born generation in America, Naly was very talented with English, reading, and writing.  She competed in spelling bees, writing contests, and was even the English Student of the Month at her Junior High.

Naly Rice earned her bachelor of science degree in Mass Communications with a Minor in Public Relations from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  She studied Branding and Public Communication as an international exchange student at The University of Technology Sydney in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

In college, Naly started and was President of The Asian Student Association.  She was also Public Relations Chair of the Student Government and a member of the university’s Diversity Council of Presidents.

After college, Naly moved to Washington, DC after a brief foray into Public Relations consulting.  She had the decision between working for a large corporate public relations company or a tiny little basement startup in the unknown world of Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.  She ended up going with the latter, and the rest is history. 

Starting in 2010, Naly joined before the startup 

Naly Yang married Chris Rice on August 15, 2015 in a beautiful Hmong-American wedding in South Carolina.  A Christian ceremony was held followed by a Hmong hand-tying ceremony before the reception. 

Naly’s journey to entrepreneurship began when she was a child and was filled with many starts and stops.  She always dreamed of owning her own business and/or being a writer.  She pursued her business goals for a decade before finally gaining the courage to try her hand at writing after turning 30 years old.  Naly became a member of The Poetry Society of America and The Academy of American Poets in 2021.  She is writing a fiction series and often participates in poetry contests across the nation.

She always dreamed of owning her own business and/or being a writer.  She pursued her business goals for a decade before finally gaining the courage to try her hand at writing after turning 30 years old. 

She began by writing technical documents, blogs, e-books for companies.  She eventually started a career blog that was hand selected to join AOL’s Lifestyle Collective.  

Naly spent her career in Marketing and Public Relations and was comfortable as corporate spokeswoman.  However, her Keynote Speeches took a different, more heartfelt, and story telling approach that instantly connected with other women in business and female founders.

She steadily built up her courage by speaking about marketing and helping small businesses.  Her first audience was three people, then ten, then twenty, then fifty, and so forth.  In winter 2018, Naly became a Keynote Speaker at the Women in Business Conference held by SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Association.  She later was Keynote Speaker at the 2019 Women2Women Summit, and various business events. Naly was also welcomed back to her alma mater as a featured guest at The Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub where she shared her journey from college student to entrepreneur.

During COVID, Naly began channeling her writing into poetry as a way to cope with the pandemic.  She produced one poem per week for one year with an accompanying photo and music selection to match the mood of the poem.  She was featured as a guest on the popular podcast, A Moment Of Your Time.  She read her original poem, “The Grind,” to kick off Women’s History Month.

Through her keynote speeches and writing, Naly has worked with brands including AOL, Lila P, Purpose Jewelry, Dell, Cartier, Siteground, Chase Ink Credit Cards, and more.

As her audience continues to grow, she looks forward to working with more brands who share her passion of inspiring and empowering more women towards entrepreneurship.

In the Fall of 2021, Naly Rice joined Rarible and opened her official NFT Artwork for sale.  Naly’s hobby of graphic design and graphic art stems back to her teenage years.  After her year-long project with poetry, the multi-talented individual turned to another form of art to cope through the pandemic. 

Her first collection was 100 pieces of video MP4 Art.  Her second collection was Patisserie Naly, made of 8bit style desserts.  Her third collection was the world of Silk & Sugar.