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Women in Semiconductors 2024

May 16 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Bridging the Gender Gap Through Allyship

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first hybrid Women in Semiconductors organized by the SEMI Foundation and hosted by EMD Electronics on 7 November, 2023 in San Jose, California. It was an excellent opportunity for women and men to discuss allyship and how to create a culture of support and belonging so that more women can grow and succeed within the semiconductor industry. A link to the keynote and panel recording will be shared soon. WiS returns to New York with ASMC on 16 May 2024. In the meantime, we invite you to sign the Allyship Pledge!

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Women in Semiconductors and Allyship

In addition to allies and role models, key factors to women entering and staying in the microelectronics are mentorship and sponsorship, by both women and men. This critical component begins in school and continues throughout a woman’s career. These crucial relationships provide the guidance and growth opportunities which are necessary to succeed.

WiS Keynote and Panel Recording (November 2023)

WiS Keynote Panel Recording (May 2023)

Who attends WiS? Company leaders, managers, team members, HR professionals, academia and students. Regardless of gender, we encourage attendance by everyone who is interested in creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive semiconductor industry, and by anyone who is responsible for developing internal or external programs to support women. Here’s what attendees are saying…

“Participating in WiS was a positively illuminating experience! Any man in the Semiconductor Industry who cares about women’s issues should consider participating in the next WiS forum. It is not sufficient for men to hire women and support them in the workplace. Only by talking to women in this kind of structured forum or Employee Resource Group can men begin to truly understand and own the challenges still faced by women in the semiconductor industry today. And then as we begin to understand women’s issues, we can become their Allies and work to solve the issues together. While there was a structured program, it was really just a great opportunity to listen and begin a dialog about how together we can make a positive impact for women and other minorities in our industry. And for any remaining skeptics, data shows that organizations who truly support women in industry experience higher satisfaction, lower turnover and substantial increases to financial performance – it’s just good business!” Mark Blythe, CMO, Kokusai Electric (WiS Hybrid Attendee)

If you have questions about any WiS activities, sponsorship and/or other SEMI Foundation initiatives, please email mkindling@semi.org.


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May 16
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