Vega Subramaniam is a coach and trainer with years of experience facilitating intentional life planning workshops for activists, nonprofit staff and leaders, and others. As a coach, her specialties include career transition, leadership, and intentional life planning.
She is a long-time activist promoting gender, racial, LGBTQ, and economic justice. Vega has been involved in LGBTQ organizing since 1983 when she came out as a lesbian, and active in the South Asian queer community since 1997. Since 2016, she has been a guest blogger with Diverse Elders Coalition, offering personal thoughts and stories of being a queer, immigrant caregiver to her South Asian parents-in-law.
Vega has facilitated leadership workshops, given conference keynote addresses, and presented cultural competency trainings for local and national organizations. She has also taught sociology and worked in student services at Penn State University, Western Washington University, and the University of Washington.