Embracing Everyone’s Differences is the Best and Only Real Option For Us
Sogetian Tiffany Nguyen, a Regional Practice Manager in our Applications & Cloud Technologies practice and a SogetiLabs Fellow, discusses how inclusion is the best way forward for the tech industry.
Name: Tiffany Nguyen
Role: Texas-West Regional Practice Manager, SogetiLabs Fellow
Practice: Applications and Cloud Technologies
Joined Sogeti: 2000
Diversity enriches and shapes our lives in so many ways. I was ecstatic to learn that Sogeti USA was implementing a program specifically for female employees, and I’m honored to be part of Innovation Through Inclusion (ITI) founding group. We have many good programs here at Sogeti, but the ITI program is very close to my heart.
Of course, diversity goes beyond gender: here’s diversity in people’s origin, culture, religion, educational background, beliefs, etc.
So, our ITI program includes communities dedicated supporting veterans, Asians, African Americans, Latinx, LGBTQ, employees with disabilities, millennials, and more. To me a diverse workforce is something that we should embrace. Everyone brings tremendous experience, culture, and perspectives. It’s important to understand that everyone has a lot to contribute to the overall success of Sogeti.
I definitely worked very hard to get where I am today 😊. However, I want to recognize the Sogeti mentors, both women and men, that I’m lucky enough to have crossed paths with. They believed in me, made opportunities available to me, and provided me plenty of support along the way. They made me feel that I can have a limitless career at Sogeti.
But it’s not just the people I’ve worked with who have impacted my life in a positive way. My mom is my greatest role model. She taught me to work hard and to be a good, genuine, and ethical person,being content with everything that life brings me. She is classy, caring, loving, and wise. Everything that I strive for (my principles, my values) is inspired by her.
Sharing my experience and helping my team members is extremely meaningful to me, and there are some things that I’ve learned on my way to my current position:
- Don’t turn down any opportunity and don’t shy away from taking on the most difficult tasks, even when it’s the most insignificant role or a task that is way outside of your comfort zone.
- Volunteer for as many things as you can, so that you can connect with individuals you wouldn’t normally and make a name for yourself.
- Finding your niche—that thing you possess that others don’t; itcan take you very far at Sogeti and in life. So take some time to find the thing that you are most passionate about.
I believe in Sogeti’s foundation and core values, and I’m extremely grateful to be a Sogetian. I’ve been here 18 years and there are always new and exciting opportunities that make Sogeti an awesome place to work. I hope to stay here for as long as I can as I feel empowered to make real change.
If you’re a female colleague reading this, please know that you can make it at Sogeti. You will work hard, but you will get where you want to be.
- Tiffany NguyenTexas-West Regional Practice Manager
Tiffany NguyenTexas-West Regional Practice Manager
Tiffany Nguyen is a passionate technologist who has been with Sogeti since 2000, delivering complex and fast-paced projects. She is a dependable team leader and proven problem-solver known for her positive attitude.
A graduate of the Master of Science Information Management program at Arizona State University and a member of the Project Management Institute, Tiffany possesses not only technical but also strong business and leadership skills that enable her to work well with clients and colleagues.
Having served multiple leadership roles at Sogeti, she is currently serving as the Texas-West Regional Practice Manager for Applications & Cloud Technologies and is a SogetiLabs Fellow. Nguyen is a three-time winner of Sogeti’s annual prestigious “Elite Club/Top Gun” award and numerous local and regional awards. In addition, Nguyen is a founding member of the Sogeti USA Innovation Through Inclusion program, a program focused on diversity and inclusion.
Outside of Sogeti, Nguyen is the Editor in Chief and Publisher for a popular Vietnamese monthly magazine that’s been servicing the west region states since 2000.