Lynn Dang – developer of people, diversity champion, supporter of refugees

Our guest this time is Lynn Dang – she is focused on making a difference by shifting the dial on diversity in the workplace and on helping refugees. She had a challenging start as a refugee after the Vietnam War, got a start in technology, and now has an amazing career that enables her to improve diversity at work.

One thing stuck with me from this chat – Lynn told us that she never really talked about her childhood experience because there was nobody else talking about this. Perhaps it is time we made it ok to be yourself at work?

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Lynn Dang is the HR Director for Microsoft Singapore. She works in the senior leadership team aligning the People and Culture strategy to Microsoft’s vision and mission. This includes talent acquisition and retention, compensation and benefits, talent development and organisation engagement, learning and development, as well as diversity and inclusion.

Lynn has worked in the tech industry for over 15+ years with a keen passion for leadership development, improving the employee experience and creating a strong sense of empowerment and belonging in organisations to bring commercial success. Previously she was the Head of Talent Acquisition of IBM Australia and New Zealand.

Her personal experience as a former Vietnamese refugee living in a refugee camp has inspired her work to ensure equality and opportunity for those in disadvantaged groups.

She is a Board Director for Australia for UNHCR (the UN refugee agency) and received her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.


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