VP Corporate Marketing & Business Development Cadence, TX, United States
People whose identities are under-represented within a workplace are likely more hesitant to speak up and ask for connections and support to further their own careers. They also may lack the same networks. In the microelectronics industry, with its low representation of women and people of color, this translates into fewer business-related connections for mentorship, recognition, and promotion for those individuals. So, how underrepresented individuals build the critical connections which will support their success, and how can workplaces better support this self-advocacy for these employees? This session will explore the vital role networking plays in the success of all people throughout the stages of their careers, and how all individuals and workplaces can embrace this critically important strategy for career advancement.