On this episode of Diverse, a SWE Podcast, host Sam East is joined by 17-year-old high school student and FIRST Tech Challenge Dean’s List Award Winner Dian Omar! Listen as Diana talks about her passion for STEM, her experience with FIRST Robotics and how advocating for underrepresented students has inspired her direction in life.
Senior Vice President of Secure Power North America at Schneider Electric. Prior to her role at Schneider, which she started earlier this year, Vandana spent over 20+ years at Dell Inc. in senior executive positions across multiple functional arenas. For over a decade, Vandana served as Chair & Board member for Asians in Action (AIA), an Employee Resource Group at Dell which promotes inclusion, advancement, and integration of Asian employees. Currently, Vandana serves on the board of Dress for Success, a non-profit that strives to empower women on their path to economic independence.
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.