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SWE Diverse Podcast: SWE’s eXXec program with Rose Hollister and Terra Winston

Find out what happens behind the scenes of SWE's eXXec program in this new episode of Diverse: a SWE podcast!

In this episode of Diverse, host Sam East sits down with Rose Hollister and Terra Winston, two members of SWE’s eXXec program. They talk about the program and their roles in it, including the upcoming eXXec event.

eXXec provides a safe, personal and engaging leadership development experience for 18-20 influential leaders, providing the opportunity to form a peer support network during and after the event.

The next in-person eXXec program begins on June 24, 2024, followed by three days of learning with leading subject matter experts. Terra Winston will run a session called “Leading People.” She will go into detail about when you manage a team, the most important and most challenging role you will play will be that of a leader. Her session will allow you to work on the specific behaviors, tools, and actions to help you step up as the empowering and inclusive leader needed to thrive in these challenging times.

Rose Hollister will run a session called “Leading Change – Change Management Strategies.” Leading change has become a part of everyone’s job. With the breakneck pace of work, understanding and facilitating change has become a key to career success. You can learn more and register for the eXXec program on SWE’s website.

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Guest: Rose Hollister

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Rose Hollister is a coach and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, a published Harvard Business Review author and a professor. She specializes in partnering with leaders to accelerate results, increase effectiveness and meet emerging business challenges. Prior to founding Hollister Associates, Ms. Hollister was VP of Learning & Change for Equity Office and directed the Leadership Institute for McDonald’s. The Institute provided innovative development for the top 1,600 global leaders in over 100 countries. Ms. Hollister has master’s degrees in Education and Organization Design. She taught graduate level Strategic Change for Northwestern University.

Guest: Terra Winston

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Terra Winston, Ringleader of inTerract, has dedicated her life to helping her clients unleash the potential of each employee. She is a leadership consultant and executive coach with over 20 years of consulting experience. Terra holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, an MBA from Stanford University, and coaching certification from The Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation. With expertise in leadership development, facilitation, and DEI (diversity, equity, & inclusion), Terra implements a broad variety of solutions for her clients.

Host: Sam East

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Sam East is a media personality based in Toronto, Canada. You can hear her on “Sam & Dames” in the afternoon from 3-7PM on Toronto’s #1 Hit Music Station, 99.9 Virgin Radio, and with the iHeartRadio Canada app.
Sam also hosts and produces the podcast Lessons to My Younger Self, where she chats with great storytellers, experts, artists, and thought-leaders as they reflect on their biggest life lessons, and what wisdom they would pass on to their younger selves. Season 1 features; the voice of Bugs Bunny, Eric Bauza, singer-songwriter Jully Black, The Social’s Jess Allen, sexologist Dr. Jess O’Reilly, and more.
A passionate content creator, a short video Sam made caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey, which led to a one-on-one interview in June of 2019. She’s also interviewed the Jonas Brothers, and the cast of Aquaman and the Umbrella Academy, among others. You can see regular content uploaded to her 43k+ followers on TikTok featuring pop culture analysis, behind the scenes of working in radio, empowering affirmations, and a candid look at life in a Filipino family. Sam is currently pursuing a certification in Meditation Teacher Training.



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