Career Conversations: Mental Health Edition

February 3, 2022 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Career Conversations panels is a series of virtual discussions via Zoom that focus on various fields of interest and are designed to provide students with an opportunity to connect with successful entrepreneurs; gain insight into areas of interest to them, and get advice from professionals currently working in the field.

For this special edition, YSpace is collaborating with York University Career Education & Development for a panel featuring entrepreneurs who will speak candidly about their entrepreneurial journey as it relates to mental health. During this event, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into their field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, how mental health has affected them, and tips/resources that they use to deal with stress and triggers. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Education & Development team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.


Dexter Chew, Chief Operation Officer, Q One Tech

Dexter Chew is the Chief Operation Officer at Q One Tech, a software development agency. We help market research companies understand their customers better through surveys helping them to create brands, products and experiences people love. Previously, Dexter worked as a business development director at a healthcare market research agency. In addition to Q One Tech, Dexter is the owner of Dexter Chew Photography where he specialized in wedding and lifestyle photography.

Erica Rankin, Founder/CEO at Bro Dough

Erica Rankin is the CEO/Founder of Bro Dough, a 100% plant-based, protein-infused, edible cookie dough. Erica wanted to create a treat individuals could enjoy without sacrificing their health or fitness goals. She has also leveraged organic marketing since launching Bro Dough, and recently launched where she offers Tiktok coaching to brands.

Aashni Shah, Founder, HypeDocs

Aashni Shah is a Software Engineer turned founder on a mission to build a better tomorrow. She's the founder of HypeDocs, a platform aimed to let people track their wins, gain confidence and hype themselves to achieve their own goals. Aashni is a recipient of the Canada's Top 50 Women in Stem Award, been selected as the Top 40 Emerging Leaders in Tech, and has been recognized by the Government of Canada for their #InnovateForChange International Women's Day Campaign.