Celebrating International Women's Day: Meet Yuki

Celebrating International Women's Day: Meet Yuki

“Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” — Diane Von Furstenberg

Meet Yuki Zhao, she's a Toronto based fashion blogger and entrepreneur. Yuki has an undergrad degree in Finance from Rotman Commerce at University of Toronto. She completed her master degree in Industrial Organization from Schulich school of Business at York University.

She also runs a marketing company called TorontoSNAP, which helps brands located in Canada to target Chinese audience. Her work, which can be seen through her Instagram, is unique, fresh and alluring. She has a following of 150K on Instagram and 70K on WeChat.

Her adventurous personality combined with her love for fashion and art was what drove her into becoming a digital content creator.

As part of our International Women's Day feature, we asked Yuki a few questions pertaining to her work. 

What’s the most important piece of advice you’d give to a woman thinking of starting in her career?
I would say find your advantage and passion, spend some time thinking about your career and once you know go find an opportunity. Every person that you meet is a potential door to a new opportunity—personally or professionally.

How is your personality reflected in your work?
Personality wise, I'm a people person; I'm naturally adventurous and curious about art. All this makes me go into the fashion industry and not working at some finance jobs after my graduation.

How do you overcome creative blocks?
Travel is always a good idea because I get to explore and experience new things. I like to go to New York whenever I'm faced with creative blocks. Spending some time on a random street, trying out new restaurants, visiting exhibition or checking out new store installation will inspire me to come up with new ideas for my work.

How do you maintain a work-life balance?
I find that exercising always help a lot.

Thank you Yuki for taking part in our International Women's Day Feature.
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Contact:
Yuki Zhao
@mercuryyuki
Photo Credit: Jia Zhang