[Member Spotlight] Week 7 - Shelby, Neysa, Angela, Aldora

Week 7 marks the conclusion of our YWiB Member Spotlight Series! Although we had to finish one week early due to certain circumstances, we are happy to bring you not three but four amazing ladies in our last blog post. Thank you for all the support, and we hope you were just as happy and delightfully surprised as we were about some of the wonderful members YWiB is proud to have.


Shelby Raeburn

       Shelby is a first-year Commerce student who joined YWiB after hearing about how we are a women-empowerment-focused business club with a great supportive network. She attended our Lunch with McKinsey event, which sparked her now-growing interest in consulting! Shelby would like to give a special shout out to Jennifer Zhen, our VP Marketing, for being such a cheerful and supportive individual, making her valued as a member of YWiB.

What's one thing people don't know about you?

I can play the bagpipes. I've played at numerous Remembrance Day events, grad ceremonies, Vimy Ridge, Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium and private events

Proudest moment of your life? Proudest moment was when I was able to perform a slam poetry piece in front of my entire school and faculty, despite being nervous. Looking back on this experience, it gives me the courage to handle future situations.

Describe yourself in one word? Global


Neysa Fernanda

         Despite being a first-year Commerce student, Neysa applied to the VP Internal/Finance position on the YWiB 2015/2016 executive team! She joined YWiB knowing and loving how we are a diverse club that does not limit membership to only Sauder students. She is also looking forward to joining BLOSSOM, our new mentorship program, next year! Her impression of YWiB? Memorable.

If you could be any age for a week (assuming you'd turn back at the end), what age would you be? Why?27. Because hopefully by 27 I am in a stable position job-wise and have things sorted out. Ideally, I will have my own business started because I want to be an entrepreneur.

An item on your bucket list?Zip Trekking

What's your motto? Do onto others as you would have them do to you.


Angela Son

         Although Angela was only able to attend one of our events due to a trip that has taken her to Bermuda, she was very impressed by YWiB capability in being able to partner up with McKinsey! She wants to especially praise our president Yuge for stepping up YWiB's game this year. How she would describe us in one word? Powerful!

If you could be any age for a week (assuming you'd turn back at the end), what age would you be? Why? I would want to stay at this age of 21 for one more week because there's a lot of flexibility to this age. It's funny like you can do to can be reckless but still get away with it but also, I feel like when you're younger, people always talk about their dreams but at this age, your dreams start to materialize. I feel like there are so many things I want to experience, I have lots of drive to achieve my goals, and the world is so open and explorable.

An item on your bucket list? Getting my scuba-diving license in Bermuda.

What's your motto? At the end of my life, I would like to give back more than I have received (eg. to my parents, to my society).


Aldora Chong

         A fourth-year Commerce student, Aldora initially joined YWiB specifically for the chance to go to, you guessed it, our McKinsey Luncheon event! And how did that go, you might ask? She loved it. Like many other members, Aldora loved the intimacy and networking opportunity this event provided for students. She wants to give a special shout-out to Yuge (again, yay!) for being such a down-to-earth person!

What is one thing people don't know about you?I dropped all my courses and flew to Paris for a year! Worked in an investment and consulting boutique during that time.

Proudest moment of your life? When I was 16, I achieved my piano diploma from RCM ARCT, I was one of the youngest in Canada to get that diploma :)

Describe yourself in one word. Next question.

Question of the Week

Do you choose happiness or leave it to chance?