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Unlocking the value of women in semiconductor

March 16, 2023 5-MINUTE READ


In brief

Gaining insight into the semiconductor industry


Intel has a recruitment goal of hiring at least 30% women for technical entry-level roles and increase representation of women in technical roles by 40% through programs and initiatives by 2030.


CHIPS Act funding applicants receiving more than $150 million will be required to submit plans to offer affordable, accessible, reliable and high-quality childcare. 


AMD has a goal of 100% of their women in development programs and encourage participation in at least one employee resource group to share interests, backgrounds, and guidance around their careers.

"If we are going to become a trillion-dollar industry, we cannot ignore half the population."

— Jodi Shelton, Co-Founder & CEO of GSA

Better financial performance

1/3 of companies with diverse leadership teams exceed financial goals, and more gender-diverse organizations outperform their counterparts by 50%

Higher rates of return on venture capital investment

Founder teams with women are more likely to exit and have a higher internal rate of return (IRR).

More effective teaming and collaboration

Women have skills such as multi-tasking, better communication and presentation skills and ability to motivate; all ideal for collaborative workplaces. 

Workforce continuity

Women tend to stay longer than male counterparts, particularly in leadership roles. Longevity can ensure consistency with training and development.​ 

Jolie LeBlanc

Senior Manager – Accenture Strategy

Cathy Chen

Manager – Strategy & Consulting, Mergers & Acquisitions

Deborah Garand

Managing Director – Strategy and Consulting, High Tech