Winnie “High Altitude” Yang – Chicago
Please read Winnie Yang on a Journey to Build Change.
Bio: Winnie is a Senior Manager in EY’s Advisory practice, focusing on digital transformations for wealth and capital markets institutions. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.
Why: Growing up in a family of educators who fought for education freedom, going to grade school in post-cultural revolution China was an undisputed expectation for me. The sanctity of an education was weighed heavier than much of anything else – question came in this order: did you eat, did you study? There were nights the community didn’t have electricity, so we would do our homework over candlelight. The community school was a two classroom, one storied, brick building that held 65 students each, each student would get desk space equal to his/ her shoulder width, so we used every inch and relished in every minute. Education was the beacon to having an opportunity for a better life, it made me less conscious of what I didn’t have because I had the opportunity to go to school. Team Dayā ( दया) will provide that opportunity, so poverty does not dim that beacon. I’m excited to partner with Team Dayā ( दया), to be part of this movement aiming to build up communities through education.