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SWE Diverse Podcast: Wan Leng Lim from Global Champion Partner Becton Dickinson and Company

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On this episode of Diverse, a SWE Podcast, host Sam East is joined by Wan Leng Lim, a Senior Manager at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) Greater Asia R&D. They sit down to discuss her draw to STEM, her educational journey, and her work with coaching and mentoring young women.

Guest: Wan Leng Lim

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Wan Leng is a Senior Manager in BD Greater Asia R&D, responsible for Portfolio and Program/Project Management function across the design centers in Singapore and China. She began her career in BD as a Mechanical Design Engineer and then progressively advanced her career through various senior positions and successfully supporting and leading several new product development programs through commercial launch for different business units. 

Prior to her current role, Wan Leng was the Program Manager for an innovative instrument addressing societal needs in prolonged second stage of labor. Her outstanding performance earned her “BD Greater Asia R&D Individual Excellence Award” in 2014. She has a strong interest in nurturing future women engineers for the medical device industry. This drives her to assume leadership role in WIN+STEM in BD Singapore and as an Ex-Co member of SWE@SG. She enjoys interacting, coaching and encouraging young women to pursue careers in STEM industries.  She was presented as BD “Women Heroes of 2016” for Paving the Way and her dedication to this cause.

Wan Leng comes from a family of strong advocates on gender equality; where female siblings are engineers & male sibling is an accountant by profession. 

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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