On this episode of Diverse, SWE President Dayna Johnson sits down with Nalini Subu, senior systems engineer principal at The Home Depot. Listen as they discuss Nalini’s education background, her work with The Home Depot and the mentorship programs she is involved with.
Guest: Nalini Subu
Nalini Subu is a Systems Engineer Senior Principal at The Home Depot. In this role, she works cross-functionally to achieve technology standards across Operating Units and new mergers & acquisitions. Nalini is a 24-year Home Depot veteran with a wealth of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure experience. She has received numerous awards during her tenure, including Best in Technology Leadership, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Customer Service values award. When she isn’t working, Nalini enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and mentoring.
Host: Dayna Johnson
Dayna Johnson, P.E., is the Emerging Technology Programs and Operations Leader at GE Gas Power. She joined GE in 2012 as a commercial manager, leading large teams through the bidding process to develop proposals for high-voltage electrical substations. Her performance in that role earned her a position in GE’s Accelerated Leadership Program. Prior to joining GE, she worked as a civil engineer, designing water and wastewater projects for rapidly growing communities in the Chicago suburbs.
She holds a B.S. in civil engineering and a Master of Engineering Management from Valparaiso University, and she is a licensed professional engineer, and LEED accredited professional.
Johnson has been an active member of SWE since joining as a collegiate member in 2000. She has served as Chicago Regional Section president and section representative and as Region H lieutenant governor and treasurer. She was previously the awards and recognition committee chair and WE11 local host committee co-chair. She was also engaged as a governance task force member and a senator before joining the Board of Directors. She received the SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award in 2011 and the Emerging Leader Award in 2018.