15 episodes

Across The Lines is a podcast that highlights the stories of Pan Asian American leaders and explores the intersection of their personal and professional journeys. Our vision is to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders through candid conversations about the confluence of identity and work.

Across The Lines Angie and Jay

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Across The Lines is a podcast that highlights the stories of Pan Asian American leaders and explores the intersection of their personal and professional journeys. Our vision is to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders through candid conversations about the confluence of identity and work.

    Ep 13 | Casual Conversations on AAPI Mental Health with Laura Lu

    Ep 13 | Casual Conversations on AAPI Mental Health with Laura Lu

    This week we had our first community event with our dear friend Laura Lu! Laura is a graduate student studying clinical psychology, she's a future therapist, and a researcher studying the effects of different types of trauma on mental health. She is passionate about advocating for the intersection of social justice and mental health. She also co-moderates a community on Instagram called @mindhealthspot with over 25K followers. This podcast is a recording of our Instagram Live we held on April 15th, 2021.

    In this podcast we spoke to Laura about the following:


    Asian American mental health in and out of the workplace
    Laura’s journey creating The Mind Health Spot 
    How to navigate vulnerability + intergenerational trauma

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    Episode resources:


    Laura's Instagram page @mindhealthspot: https://www.instagram.com/themindhealthspot/
    Laura's Instagram page @thealliedminds: https://www.instagram.com/thealliedminds.co/

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    • 47 min
    Ep 12 | Career Advice Compilation

    Ep 12 | Career Advice Compilation

    At the end of every episode, we ask our guests “what is one piece of advice you would give to your younger self” or its close cousin “what was something you did well early in your career”. There were so many gems in those answers, and we wanted to share a compilation of quick hits that you can incorporate into your own career.

    As mentioned at the start of the episode, if you’d like to provide feedback on ways our Across The Lines community can help you, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/9W1YNwGyNK4sSBD58

    We'll be collecting responses over the next few weeks and using them to craft how we can create a community for our Across The Lines audience and supporters.

    Angie & Jay

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    Episode resources:

    Across The Lines Community Interest Form:

    https://forms.gle/9W1YNwGyNK4sSBD58

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    • 11 min
    Ep 11 | Angie, Jay & Ankita Reflect On Season One

    Ep 11 | Angie, Jay & Ankita Reflect On Season One

    In this episode, we’ll be reflecting on our first season! We'll be discussing three main themes today:


    Introducing the third member of our team, Ankita
    Reflecting on the biggest lessons learned from our guests 
    Sharing our vision for the future

    Speaking of the future, we've been hearing a lot of feedback from our audience to create a community around the podcast - and we've been paying attention! 


    Are you looking for an inclusive environment to navigate the nuances and implications of being Asian-American at work with like minded people?  
    Would you like to connect with your hosts and guests in a more intimate setting?

    If any of this above resonated with you, PLEASE fill out this form (link). 

    We'll be collecting responses over the next few weeks and using them to craft how we can create a community for our Across The Lines audience and supporters. 

    Angie & Jay 

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    Episode resources:

    Across The Lines Community Interest Form: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJFNSamAyWvgsw44754eP6Cu5YW3w9LHLc0swQRMtuhu75eQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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    • 45 min
    Ep 10 | Jason Ve, VP of Strategy and Business Development at 88rising on LGBTQ+ Identity and redefining AAPI's in music

    Ep 10 | Jason Ve, VP of Strategy and Business Development at 88rising on LGBTQ+ Identity and redefining AAPI's in music

    In our season 1 finale, we're excited to host Jason Ve. Jason is the VP of Business Development and Strategy at 88rising. 88Rrsing is a leading record label and media company for Asian artists with over 15 billion streams, 2 billion YouTube views, and a #1 Billboard album. Jason has also spent time at UBS and Google prior to 88Rising.

    In this podcast we spoke with Jason about the following:


    Embracing the confluence of his Asian-American and LGBTQ+ identity

    How an American Idol audition led him to discover his path in music and entertainment

    Diversifying what it means to be an Asian American artist

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    Episode resources:


    Jason speaking about the confluence between his Asian-American and LGBTQ+ identity: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6688844884993994752/

    Follow Jason on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonve/

    88rising on launching a pioneering Asian music radio channel with SiriusXM: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/international/9492073/siriusxm-88rising-asian-music-radio-channel/

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    • 33 min
    Ep 9 | Dan Yoo, Former VP of Business & Data at Coinbase, on Taking Bets vs Checking Boxes

    Ep 9 | Dan Yoo, Former VP of Business & Data at Coinbase, on Taking Bets vs Checking Boxes

    Dan is the Former VP of Business and Data at Coinbase. Prior to Coinbase, Dan created LinkedIn’s Business Operations function and popularized “BizOps” across the Valley. He also served as the COO of NerdWallet and founded and successfully exited ReliaQuote, an online insurance brokerage.

    In this podcast we spoke to Dan about the following:


    Dan’s recent decision to leave Coinbase after the company announced its apolitical stance

    Why going through your career just checking the boxes may actually limit your growth

    The role Asian Americans play in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion conversations in the workplace


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    Episode resources:

    Dan’s LinkedIn post announcing his departure from Coinbase: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6720304711662235648/

    Follow Dan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danyoo/

    Follow Dan  on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danyoo?lang=en

    Dan’s former colleague John’s medium article: https://medium.com/@jcu1932/dear-well-intentioned-white-people-46c97f869333

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    If you enjoyed today’s conversation about the intersection of work and Asian American identity, please subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a review to spread the word. We’d really appreciate it!

    Learn more about the show at acrossthelinespodcast.com, follow us @acrossthelinespodcast, and subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates.

    • 32 min
    Ep 8 | Priya Saiprasad, VC Partner at Mayfield Fund on Respectability versus Likability

    Ep 8 | Priya Saiprasad, VC Partner at Mayfield Fund on Respectability versus Likability

    Priya Saiprasad is currently the youngest and only female VC partner at Mayfield Fund, one of the oldest and most respected venture capital firms in the Valley. Previously, Priya was a founding member of Microsoft’s investment fund, M12, where she launched M12's female founder's competition as part of her work to make access to capital easier for underserved female entrepreneurs.

    In this episode, we speak with Priya about how Pilates was the wake-up call that helped her overcome a need for external validation, why we should aim to be respected instead of being liked, and how to find your voice in the workplace as a young woman of color.

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    Episode resources:

    Follow Priya on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/priyasaiprasad/

    Follow Priya on Twitter: https://twitter.com/priyasaiprasad?lang=en

    Priya’s Business Insider profile: https://www.businessinsider.com/priya-saiprasad-mayfield-fund-enterprise-investing-2019-5

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    If you enjoyed today’s conversation about the intersection of work and Asian American identity, please subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a review to spread the word. We’d really appreciate it!

    Learn more about the show at acrossthelinespodcast.com, follow us @acrossthelinespodcast, and subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

AC8996 ,

Much needed conversation

Really fantastic and vulnerable dialogue from Robby-excited to hear more. As an Asian-American I’m looking forward to hearing more wisdom and stories from diverse leaders. Keep up the great work!

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