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Daisy Lin

Daisy Lin

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

I am first and foremost a storyteller, and my mission is to connect people to each other through stories, and I've done that as a writer, editor, and video producer. I currently serve as the editor-in-chief of a digital news magazine geared toward entrepreneurs, called Reach Further.

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

In one of my squads, another member told the story of how she cold called people on LinkedIn to get informational interviews. I was nervous to do it, but finally tried the same method and it worked! I have talked a number of interesting people since then.

What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

To be successful in my line of work, it takes a keen sense of curiosity, a drive to discover something new and a desire to provide useful information to help others.

What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?

I won the Los Angeles Emmy Award for Best News Writer for my body of work. That was hard won, and something that happened after many years of working at my craft. I wore a great dress that night as well!

What project have you worked on that you’re most proud of? Why?

I headed up the NBC Los Angeles news coverage on the first day that the Affordable Care Act went into effect. We interviewed people across Southern California about their health insurance challenges, and also hosted a phone bank for the public to call in with questions. I helped answer some of those thousands of calls myself. Hearing directly from people who were looking for help, and providing useful information to help them was very gratifying.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

I love working with my team to put together a digital news magazine that we care about and are proud of. We put our heart, creativity and attention into every article that we post.

What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?

My goal is always to be of help to people. I hope my work reflects that.

Who are your role models?

Michelle Obama, RBG, and my mom.

What would you say your personal superpower is?

Empathy and the ability to listen.

What is the best career advice you ever received?

"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." - Maya Angelou

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