Ever since I joined the company, I’ve been exposed to several opportunities to volunteer for Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) efforts which is something that’s dear to my heart.
Celebrating Heritage With Inspiring Icons
Every culture has its heroes, icons and pioneers. As the celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month continues during May, we were curious about who the members of the InnovASIAN ENG put on their lists of the Asians and Pacific Islanders they admired most.
Here is a sampling of their answers:
My parents. Coming to America in 1962 and making a name for themselves and then raising and educating children who are Americans, but who have maintained our culture.
Sarita Dogra, Senior Sourcing Manager
Lucy Liu and Michelle Yeoh. They both do groundbreaking work in acting and were some of the first women that other Asian American women and girls ever saw on screen.
Melody Vo, Global Go to Market Campaign Manager
Aung La Nsang (MMA FIghter)
Zaw Naw, Staff Supplier Quality Engineer
Sandra Oh and Kenau Reeves
Dhwani Khatter, Systems Engineer
Ning Tsai,Technical Program Manager
Wai Woolsey, Senior Manager, InfoSec Governance Risk and Compliance
Leo Liang, Professional Services Tool Administrator
Lek Chailert of Cambodia (look her up and spread her word!), Hayao Miyazaki and M. S. Subbulakshmi (musician extraordinaire and more!)
Chitra Tatachar, Senior Software Engineer
Ang Lee and Tony Hsieh
Ino Chang, Principal Product Manager
Alice Wu, director of “Saving Face” (2005) and “The Half of It” (2020). I am also a fan of this list.
Alison Wellsfry, Engineering Escalation Manager
Niki (Indonesian singer that is well known globally!)
Natasha Kuo, Executive Assistant
Richard Konda, Sam Ho, Raj Jayadev, Mike Honda. Also, at the moment, all the leaders across the U.S. standing up and fighting to stop Asian hate are iconic to me. I am also inspired by Larry Itliong, Rowena M. Tomaneng and Marlo Custodio.
Jesse Villarreal, Order Fulfillment Specialist
Lisa Ling, Jason Mamoa
Janet Uyenco, Senior HRIS Analyst
Christina Papadimitriou, Principal Machine Learning Engineer Pride Month is my favorite month of the year.I was born and raised in Greece and moved to the US when I was 18. Greece is not very inclusive toward the LGBTQ community, so I was never able…