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IEEE ITherm Conference

The Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems

Solving Diversification Challenges and Workforce Retention Issues



Abstract -
The microelectronics industry is in the midst of a workforce crisis that began long before we heard the word: COVID 19. Companies are desperately seeking new young talent while simultaneously trying to retain the workforce they've worked so hard to build. By 2022, it's well understood that a diverse and inclusive workforce improves innovation, productivity, and the bottom line, yet companies in the microelectronics industry struggle to recruit both women and under-represented minorities to fill thousands of open positions.á á

In this discussion, we will address these challenges head on with some practical advice from the trenches. Each of our panelists bring real-life experience associated with attracting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, and they are ready to share tips. So come prepared with your questions and leave with actionable items.


Panelists :

Bina Hallman - VP IBM System Client Advocacy and Head of D&I System business

Antoinette Hamilton - Head of DEI at Lam Research

Najwa Khazal - General Manager, Service Technology Centres Americas, Edwards

KT Moore - VP Corporate Marketing at Cadence


Chairs :

Cristina Amon, ITherm
Kimberly Yess, ECTC

Session Moderated by :

Franšoise Von Trapp, 3D InCites



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