Oct 21, 2019
Youfeng (May) Jiang is a
Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner, who
immigrated from China. Youfeng is married with two children, and is
passionate about building relationships and helping people and
businesses with business matters. She discusses being a life-long
learner and the obstacles she faced in China and the challenges she
faced after moving to the United States with her African-American
Harman introduces Youfeng (May) Jiang.
- Youfeng describes her life growing up in
- Youfeng’s parents were disappointed that she
was born a girl.
did Youfeng focus on getting excellent grades?
did her parents feel about Youfeng marrying an African-American
did life change for Youfeng
when she moved to the United States?
circumstances led Youfeng to
go to the University of Maryland and become an
did Youfeng leave a lucrative position at
did Youfeng cope with the
language barrier when she moved to the United States?
Youfeng think that people assume she isn’t as intelligent because
of her accent?
barriers does Youfeng see for herself
did Youfeng start using May as her professional name and how did
her family feel about her decision?
were Youfeng’s children impacted by being raised by parents of
- Youfeng discusses how insecurities have shaped her
- Youfeng shares her career goals and the actions
she is taking to achieve her goals.
is Youfeng’s advice about
3 Key Points:
- Language is a huge barrier for many immigrants
trying to be successful in the United States.
can be different but we all have similar aspirations. We all want
Youfeng believes that she can
help people, build bridges, and develop friendly, non
confrontational relationships. Her experience as an immigrant, and
having the experience of being looked at differently and being
treated differently, helps her relate to other
only have one life. It’s never too late to pursue something you
developed this compassion for the underdog because when I was
growing up, I felt depressed as a girl because my mom would always
tell me the story when I was born my father nearly fainted to know
that I was a girl.”
- “I read
books about the civil rights movement, racial equalities. So, I
knew from early on I had this desire for justice and equality,
because I felt like I was fighting for myself all these
- “Language is a huge barrier for many immigrants
trying to be successful here (United States).”