Denise Chan is the kind of person who gets you excited about possibilities –in your career, in your life, and in how you can make a difference. She makes a difference in her personal project TreadBoldly and in her work at VaynerMedia.
I love how she freely shares the bold, brave steps she takes as part of her everyday life. All of it is tied together by storytelling making her an amazing guest on the Women Who Work With Men Podcast.
She also shares a moment at a previous company when she just wasn’t feeling sure of her self – her colleague told her – “If not you then who?”. She chooses to live by this daily.
As a digital strategist at VaynerMedia, she loves the creativity and collaboration with folks who deeply care about their work. She also shares some great ways to get yourself out there that you can apply to your career.
Denise shares how social media has made the world a bit smaller and more accessible.
TreadBoldy, a personal project of Denise Chan, is an annual iteration of sharing & fearless storytelling in different mediums.
The 2016 version of TreadBoldy is titled Conversations on Race & Otherness. As Denise describes, “it is a digital storybook that explores stories of otherness in the context of race and identity. This project aims to uncover common themes of otherness that extend beyond race. After all, we’re more similarly human than we realize.”
How can I find Denise Chan:
The TreadBoldy website at www.treadbold.ly
“Last leap I’ve taken… I think it was probably starting Vaysians, the Asian American ERG group at my agency. I decided to start the group only about 4 months into the agency and hadn’t really met a lot of people yet. But, I knew that there had to be other Asian Americans in the agency that felt a similar way (underrepresented and occasionally marginalized) so my cofounder and I took the leap and established the group. It’s been a very word of mouth experience but so far, the group has gotten up to 30 members and growing. We’ve been working hard to make an actual impact on the way Asian Americans are perceived in the agency and in the work that we produce as an agency. It’s a project I’m really excited about and I’m glad I took a leap and made it happen.”
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