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Welcome to Diverse, a podcast by the Society of Women Engineers. SWE gives women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering community. On Diverse, we highlight incredible thought leaders and personalities in the STEM community and discover who they are at home, at work and in between.

Diverse: a SWE podcast Society of Women Engineers

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Welcome to Diverse, a podcast by the Society of Women Engineers. SWE gives women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering community. On Diverse, we highlight incredible thought leaders and personalities in the STEM community and discover who they are at home, at work and in between.

    Ep 261: Leadership Insights With Parsons Corporation CEO Carey Smith

    Ep 261: Leadership Insights With Parsons Corporation CEO Carey Smith

    Carey Smith, chair, president, and CEO of Parsons Corporation, joins us on this episode of Diverse: a SWE podcast to discuss her journey from engineer to corporate leader.

    Hear which skills from Smith’s engineering background were most valuable as she took on higher leadership roles, the global infrastructure trends and challenges she sees on the horizon, and her reflections on how diversity leads to a more inclusive and engaged workforce.

    • 17 min
    Ep 260: The SWE Collegiate Experience With Vidhya Thiyagarajan

    Ep 260: The SWE Collegiate Experience With Vidhya Thiyagarajan

    Vidhya Thiyagarajan, FY24 SWE collegiate director and an associate scientist in chemical commercialization technology at Merck, joins us on this episode of Diverse to shine a light on the SWE collegiate experience.

    Interviewed by Karen Horting, CEO and executive director of SWE, Thiyagarajan reflects on starting a SWENext Club at her high school and getting involved with SWE at the University of Pittsburgh.

    Hear her tips for making the most of SWE during college and her advice for women and girls who are thinking about pursuing engineering.

    • 30 min
    Ep 259: Addressing Mental Health Stigmas in Asian Cultures

    Ep 259: Addressing Mental Health Stigmas in Asian Cultures

    To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month while acknowledging that May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, the SWE Asian Connections Affinity Group shines a light on mental health stigmas in Asian cultures in this episode.

    Vandana Khanna, head of global digital finance transformation at Kenvue, shares her personal experiences and discusses how companies can better promote mental health awareness.

    Dr. Katherine Nguyen Williams, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and supervising psychologist at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, discusses the cultural nuances she has encountered in addressing mental health within the Asian community.

    Sarah Koenig, associate director for manufacturing cost modeling at Pratt & Whitney, a division of RTX, moderates this important conversation.

    • 28 min
    Ep 258: Exploring Bias in AI With Mrinal Karvir of Intel

    Ep 258: Exploring Bias in AI With Mrinal Karvir of Intel

    Mrinal Karvir, senior software AI engineering manager at Intel, joins us on this episode of Diverse to shed light on the different types of biases that exist in AI systems and the impacts of each one.

    Hear how Karvir became passionate about the field of responsible AI and her reflections on what is being done across the industry to reduce bias in this technology.

    You can learn more about bias and other ethical challenges within AI in the Spring 2024 issue of SWE Magazine.

    • 30 min
    Ep 257: How Hobbies Elevate Your Professional Potential With Nichole Elff of Boston Scientific

    Ep 257: How Hobbies Elevate Your Professional Potential With Nichole Elff of Boston Scientific

    In addition to her role as process development manager at Boston Scientific, Nichole Elff (she/her) is one of the fastest drag racers in the world! She joins us on this episode of Diverse to discuss her journey and share how hobbies can improve your leadership potential in the workplace.

    Hear how Elff got started with drag racing and modifying cars, how to integrate your hobbies into your professional brand, and her reflections on being a woman leader in the male-dominated fields of engineering and drag racing.

    • 21 min
    Ep 256: Reimagining Work With Wendy Cocke, Founder of Engineering Leadership Solutions

    Ep 256: Reimagining Work With Wendy Cocke, Founder of Engineering Leadership Solutions

    Wendy Cocke, founder of Engineering Leadership Solutions, shares actionable advice on how to run your engineering career like a small business, embrace flexibility, and navigate the future of work in this episode of Diverse.

    In conversation with FY24 SWE President Alexis McKittrick, Cocke also reflects on the impact SWE has had on her career, including a story of how several SWE members helped refine her WE Local Baltimore keynote address.

    • 30 min

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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This resonated with me so much!

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Great interviews with SWE members and others!

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I love listening to this podcast & get so excited when a new episode is released! As a woman who will be a freshmen in the fall in college, I find this podcast to be very useful and has so many great tips!

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