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DIVERSITY: WOMEN IN TECH BREAKFAST

DIVERSITY: WOMEN IN TECH BREAKFAST

       

Wednesday, February 20
7:00–8:00 am 
Oaktree Room

Join us for a breakfast discussion around diversity and workforce development in the electronics manufacturing industry. Implicit, and sometimes, explicit bias over many years and generations have driven many promising minds from pursuing careers in electronics due to unfriendly workplace policies and cultures.  At the same time, diversity in the general workforce and leadership positions have been proven to make companies more successful. The only way to change this is to foster policies and programs which counter the bias and show the possibilities to a new and upcoming class of engineers and scientists from diverse backgrounds.

Since 2015, the FLEX conference has been the site for enlightening and useful discussion, raising several issues that have been incorporated into the current SEMI Workforce Development activities.  Join this year’s discussion to continue the conversation and share experience with programs, policies, and cultures that change the industry norms.   

AGENDA

  • The SEMI Workforce Development (WFD) Program 

    • Mentoring
    • Diversity
    • Industry Image Campaign
    • Programs for Corporations
      • Diversity Pledge Creation
         
  • Questions for Attendees – lead by Melissa Grupen-Shemansky

    • What programs have you seen work well to expand diversity?
    • What have mentors meant to you?  What defines success in mentoring?
    • Mentor vs. Sponsor – what works for you?
    • How can SEMI help change the culture at your companies?

Sign up for SEMI Mentoring Program at the event!

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