About Yem

YEM BRAID

ENTREPRENEUR AND COMMUNITY DYNAMO

Yem immigrated from the UK to New Zealand in 2001. With entrepreneurship and community engagement in her blood, Yem has also forged her career working in Local Government, Early Childhood Education, the Energy sector and the Insurance industry.

Though currently in full time corporate employment, Yem understands the challenges and rewards of establishing a business in New Zealand. In 2005, Yem started her first business as a Children’s Party Planner with an online retail store of Kids party products and co-ordinating kids party services across Auckland. In 2010, she took on her next business venture providing hair care products and services on Auckland’s North Shore specialising in hair loss solution for women, men and children going through chemotherapy and alopecia. Yem sold the business in 2017 and returned to full time employment in Risk Management.

Yem is a mother to two teenage girls and also a mentor to a young scholar on the First Foundation program.