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Fireside Chat | Mental Health for AAPI Professionals: Unpacking the Challenges
Fireside Chat | Mental Health for AAPI Professionals: Unpacking the Challenges

Tue, Jun 25


Virtual Event

Fireside Chat | Mental Health for AAPI Professionals: Unpacking the Challenges

Let's talk mental health! Save the date for our upcoming fireside chat.

Time & Location

Jun 25, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Virtual Event


About the event

Based on the report published by the Ascend Foundation, Mental Health for Asian and Pacific Islander

Professionals: Unpacking the Challenges, work-life balance was found to be a major stressor for 74% of

the AAPI professionals surveyed. 77% of respondents cited workload as another significant stressor.

Interested in learning more about mental health impacts on the AAPI community?

As Ascend members, the report is available here: (Thought Leadership | Leading the Way — Ascend (

Join us as our speakers emphasize the importance of acknowledging and addressing unique mental health

challenges faced by API professionals. Listen and learn from Amy Yip and Annabelle

Chang as they share their personal stories, promote healing, and impart strategies that target improving

overall well-being in the workplace.

Learn more about our speakers below!

Amy Yip is a Somatic Life Transformation and Mental Fitness coach, keynote speaker, award-winning author, and self-confidence trainer. In addition to, she is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach, a Certified Hudson Institute Coach, a Certified Strozzi Institute Somatic Coach, and a pioneer Mental Fitness Coach certified through Positive Intelligence. She’s also a 2X TEDx speaker. Amy works with women of color leaders to strengthen their mental fitness, heal intergenerational wounds, find their voice and the courage to speak up, and have agency to let go of all the ‘shoulds’ so that they can be the authors of their own life stories. Her mission is to empower women of color to be seen, to be heard, and to f-ing rock the boat. Amy received her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and her BS in computer science and BA in communications from the University of Maryland. Amy resides in Maryland with Greg, her best friend and husband, and her son Logan, the cutest kid ever.

Annabelle Chang is a Senior Financial Planning Analyst at Boeing. With an MBA, and Professional

Certificate in Corporate Finance she uses her expertise to lead financial planning within the Defense,

Space & Security sector. Some of her experience includes managing overhead budget and rates for

multiple sites and defense programs, as well as leading a financial planning & analysis integrator and

capital focal for the Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) Autonomous Systems division. She has also

developed the Forward Pricing Rate Proposals (FPRP) and achieved Forward Pricing Rate Agreements

(FPRAs). With more than 7 years at Boeing, Annabelle has a unique perspective to offer on the Asian

professional experience and development landscape at her company.

Meeting link will be sent out to those who have RSVP'd! 

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