Lin has championed women and diversity throughout her career and has spoken at many events outside of the firm, including for the MuLan Foundation, at the Wo+Men Conference at Cambridge University, firms such as EY and Linklaters, and before the House of Lords. Lin is currently in the process of establishing a network which aims to connect Chinese and Western women to address her larger goal of breaking the glass and bamboo ceilings. Lin was the winner of the “Excellence in Banking” award at the Chinese Business Leaders Awards 2016 and was recognised in Brummell’s 2017 list as one of the most inspirational women in the City of London. In 2019, she is listed as one of the 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders by EMpower. Lin has authored a widely-acclaimed presentation based on her personal journey growing up in mainland China, highlighting the lives of three generations of Chinese women – from Lin’s grandmother who lived through a Japanese colony to her mother who grew up during the Cultural Revolution, to Lin who is a millennial after the one child policy. She pioneered a Diversity Conference decoding how unconscious bias, in particular cultural influences, can impact behaviour and how to transform existing stereotypes in the workplace. At the Goldman Sachs Young Professional and Future Leaders Conference, Lin shared insights on the uncovered similarities between Western and Chinese millennials.

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