Grade 12s Introduced to YHS Connect and Mentorship Program

As part of Career-Life Connections programming, Grade 12s welcomed alum Jenna Hussein ’11 back to York House to talk about her career to date and the value of mentorship and networking. During the session, the Grade 12s also began their own mentorship journeys by signing up to the YHS Connect online networking platform exclusively for York House graduates. From there, they will engage with alums in different career fields and find a mentor as part of CLC. 

Jenna Hussein ‘11 currently works for Google in San Francisco but her career path to date has led her to many exciting and diverse locations around the globe. From Nairobi in Kenya to Colombia and Mexico, Jenna is a woman on a mission to make an impact and create change. She recently completed her MBA from Stanford and her MPA from Harvard. As well as working in product strategy at Google, she runs her own executive coaching business and she also hosts the Peak Mindset podcast available on Spotify. We look forward to keeping in touch with Jenna! 





Yorkies Among Business in Vancouver’s 40 Under 40 Winners

The annual Business in Vancouver 40 under 40 business leaders awards has been released and two York House graduates feature on the list. Congratulations to Natasha (Hudda) Jeshani, Class of 2001 and Anna Baird, Class of 2003. 

Both Natasha and Anna have engaged with our alums over the past number of years. Anna gave a Linkedin workshop at YHS to alums and parents back in 2017 and has also mentored recent grads. Last year Natasha conducted an online job seekers workshop for recent graduates. We are so grateful for their ongoing support of our students and alumnae.

We interviewed Anna Baird ‘03 about her career path and alumnae mentorship experience back in 2018. Click here to read more. Anna’s career has taken her back to Vancouver where she is living with her partner and two children. She is now Head of Culture and iInnovation, Customer Experience with Google Cloud. 

Natasha (Hudda) Jeshani ‘01 is the founder and CEO of Career Contacts and was interviewed back in 2019 about mentorship and her journey as a small business owner. Please click here to read more. 

Natasha and Anna will both be honoured along with 38 other young business leaders at the Business in Vancouver Awards reception on February 22nd, 2023 at the Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver.