Emily Chang, Journalist. She is currently a Bloomberg TV anchor focusing on business and technology and previously worked for CNN in London and Beijing.
"Sheryl Sandberg had a big impact on me. When I was pregnant with my first child, I started watching her TED talks and speeches that she had given. It was inspirational for me because I was approaching this big moment in my life and wondering how I was going to still be good at my job and be a good mom too. I emailed her cold and said ‘I just wanted to thank you for putting yourself out there on these issues. I’m pregnant and I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to do it all. Your example has been very inspiring.’ She wrote right back. She said, 'Congratulations, is this your first?’ She gave me her cell phone number and told me to call her anytime I wanted to talk. I ended up calling her and we had a great conversation where I got to ask her about being a working mom. It was amazing!”
"If you want to do this job, you have to REALLY want it because it’s hard. It’s a long road to get here. I moved all over the world, but it’s worth it. I love what I do. I love getting to talk with these people and I feel like I’m learning something everyday. You also have to be a really good listener, which I think is an underestimated skill. When you’re in the middle of an interview, it’s so easy to stop listening and think about the next question you’re going to ask. You can miss that golden moment which might take you in a different direction or a direction you didn’t expect. It’s not easy, but I truly that think being a good listener is an important part of being a good journalist.”
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