Member Since: 2020
Yin Lin is the founder and CEO of Sage Vacations, a private real estate company with 40 vacation units across the country as well as a property management company. Sage Vacations partners with institutions and investors to acquire, develop, and commercialize its property investments.
Yin has been recognized by Inc. as one of “17 Inspiring Women to Watch” and by CIO as one of the “Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch”. Yin speaks often about entrepreneurship at institutions such at the United Nations, SAP, NYU, Baruch College, and many technology accelerators. She serves as a board member for Teach for America and a NY Council member for Vital Voices. She is an Ironman finisher, many time Half Ironman finisher and a 9-time marathoner with plans to run a marathon and climb a summit on every continent. In 2020, she will be completing her 7th continent marathon in Antarctica while raising seven marathon worth of dollars ($183.4k) for Teach for America.
She is the co-founder of SheWorx, the global collective for ambitious female entrepreneurs redefining leadership. SheWorx was acquired by Republic, a leading crowdfunding platform, in 2019. Featured in WSJ, Forbes, Inc., Fortune, and other top publications, SheWorx has been recognized as the leading female entrepreneur event series, having launched in 7 global cities, reached over 20,000 women, and curated 100 dynamic roundtables and summits providing women with actionable business strategies and access to top mentors and investors. Previously, she co-founded a design and development agency that consulted early stage startups to build out their brand and technology at their most critical juncture. Clients that have leveraged their expertise have gone on to raise over $27M in venture funding. She was an associate Techstars, one of the most selective technology accelerators in the world.
Her entrepreneurial spirit developed out of necessity at an early age when her family emigrated from a rural village in Fuzhou, China to the U.S. and started a Chinese restaurant.
Her life motto is: be uncomfortable.