April 18, 2019
Unconscious Bias and Thought Diversity in Tech
Join SEMI and the SEMI Foundation for a discussion on thought diversity in tech, unconscious bias and how companies can affect change and move the needle.
The Forum agenda includes:
- Keynote speaker:
- Irina Starikova, Partner, McKinsey & Company and co-author of McKinsey's 2017 Women in the Workplace research, in partnership with LeanIn.Org and the Wall Street Journal
- Panel discussions: "Thought Diversity and Unconscious Bias" and "Key Issues and Challenges: How Can Companies Truly Effect Change?"
- Networking reception: Connect with like-minded leaders from tech companies across the Silicon Valley
This in-person event has limited seating and registration is required. There is no charge to attend this event. If you have any additional questions, please contact email@example.com.
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
673 S. Milpitas Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035
Check-in and Registration
President & CEO, SEMI
Partner, McKinsey & Company
Co-author of McKinsey's 2017 Women in the Workplace research, in partnership with LeanIn.Org and the Wall Street Journal
Panel Discussion 1: Thought Diversity and Unconscious Bias
An author, speaker and venture capitalist, this 14-year old wonder woman has launched two startups, authored a book, has thousands of followers on social media and recently completed an article for Forbes Magazine. She will share her perspective on diversity as a young woman of color breaking into the financial world.
Rogue Valley Microdevices
SEMI's first Spotlight on SEMI Women honoree is President and CEO of her own company. Having overcome significant challenges on her way to the top, Ms. Gomez has a unique perspective on the importance of determination and self-belief.
Before coming to Edwards where she is currently a business manager for the Global IKAT team, Ms. Maloney served in the US Navy as a Division Officer and a Command Training Manager within the Nuclear Engineering School. She will share stories of how she successfully navigated two male-dominated organizations.
An HR leader with extensive experience across various global employee functions. Mr. Egure currently leads the Organization Effectiveness group focused on employee relations, employee engagement, inclusion and diversity, and GHR’s strategic planning. He will share his perspective on diversity as a Latino gay man working in the semi industry for close to 20 years.
A Tech Pioneers Reflection on the Silicon Valley
Co-Chair, Corporate Inclusion & Diversity Consortium (CIDC)
Principal, Andree Driskell & Associates
Andree was one of the first Black female engineers in Silicon Valley, and later in her career, she co-managed an international team in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Argentina. After working for a Fortune 500 corporation for close to 30 years, she now leverages her corporate experience in community service.
Panel Discussion 2: Key Issues and Challenges: How Can Companies Truly Effect Change?
Sanchali Bhattacharjee is currently in Global Supply Management (GSM) at Intel and her team is responsible for managing supply chain delivering towards various critical pillars of Intel’s future roadmap like 5G, 3D stacking, Quantum Computing, Si-photonics to name a few. She holds a PhD in Chemistry and an MBA in Global Business.
Veterans are an important facet of a diverse workforce and Ms. Garner has led the charge in developing an impactful program to recruit and retain veterans with significant and documented success.
Known as someone who strives for excellence in all that she does, Ms. Koratala is a VP for Ericsson, North America, leading their cloud and network virtualization services. She has been integral to launching several diversity and inclusion initiatives at Ericsson including Lean In Mentoring Circles in the US and Canada.
Wells Fargo Securities
Jennie Raubacher is a Managing Director in the Technology Investment Banking group at Wells Fargo Securities in San Francisco, where she leads the global Semiconductor, CleanTech and Auto Tech investment banking practice. With nearly 22 years of experience in technology investment banking (including 14 years at Lehman Brothers/Barclays), Jennie has completed over 140 transactions, including over $60 billion in M&A and over $200 billion in financings.
Spotlight Q2 Announcement and Closing Remarks
Director, Marketing & Communications, TEL
SEMI Diversity and Inclusion Council Chair
Vice President, Global Workforce Development and Diversity, SEMI
This in-person event is free, but does require registration. If you have any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have reserved a block of rooms for a discounted rate at the Courtyard by Marriott San Jose North/Silicon Valley. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a room, please click here or call the hotel directly at (408) 383-3700 and mention the SEMI Foundation block.