Dare to Dream Because It’s Never Too Late with Dinah Lin

Episode 41

Dinah Lin

Inspirational Speaker / Best Selling Author

Do you feel like you’ve missed your window of opportunity? That perhaps you didn’t do the right thing at the right time or the right age? And now it’s just too late to follow your dreams?

Meet Dinah Lin, who started her corporate career at age 36, rose to the top and then switched lanes to pursue a career in government at age 46, moved to China to study Mandarin at age 58, and wrote her bestselling book at age 73. Dinah lives her motto that it’s never too late.

Dinah’s professional experience ranges from high-tech start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, where she held executive roles in marketing, international business development and investor relations. Dinah also served as a senior official in President George HW Bush’s administration.

In this episode, Dinah shares her personal stories and life lessons from starting out and rising up in Corporate America, to landing a senior position with the federal government against all odds. As a Chinese American, she broke through barriers and didn’t let systemic bias or the absence of visible role models hold her back from following her dreams or believing in herself. She hilariously describes herself as someone who “did it backwards” with an unconventional journey to success. Dinah’s story is a powerful reminder that we must dare to dream because it’s never too late.

“America is strong because of its diversity. We need to look at diversity as a strength.”

Dinah Lin