• Women Up to the Challenge! Audio Podcast

    Date: 2011.05.19 | Category: DAC: WWED | Response: 0

    Women Up to the Challenge

    On Synopsys Conversation Central

    • Guests: Holly Stump, Chair, Women in Electronic Design and Carol Hallett, Vice President Worldwide Sales, Real Intent
    • Hosts: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc., Yvette Huygen, Director, Worldwide Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Synopsys Inc.

    We had a very lively discussion on Conversation Central this morning! Karen and Yvette were excited to welcome Holly Stump and Carol Hallett into the studio to discuss some of the challenges that women today face in the tech industry. Having spent much of their careers in the semiconductor industry, Holly and Carol both had interesting thoughts and advice to share with women of all ages about working in high tech. From talking about Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Six Subtle Moves That Hold Women Back From Success to discussing how to mentor and encourage young women to enter the technology industry, this show was full of valuable information that women and men alike won’t want to miss!

     

  • Career Advice from Semiconductor CEO, VC at DAC 2011!

    Date: 2011.05.19 | Category: DAC: WWED | Response: 0

     

    Career Velocity Vectors: the Excitement of Engineering

    Engineering is still one of the most exciting careers available today; it has transformed our world! How can you best capitalize on industry vectors that help catapult you to success? Interested in candid career advice from a CEO of a $600M semiconductor company, a successful venture capital Managing Director, and an Intel Director who integrates academia and commercial enterprise?

    Learn how you can develop your career for intellectual, personal, and business success from 3 industry icons:

    • Christine King – President and CEO, SMSC, Hauppauge, NY
    • Debi Coleman – Managing Partner, SmartForest Ventures, LLC, Portland, OR
    • Limor Fix – Senior Principal Engineer and Director of Academic Programs and Research, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR

    Both women and men, in electronics and in EDA, are invited to attend the DAC 2011 Pavilion Panel on velocity vectors, Monday June 6, 3:30-4:30PM, booth #3421.

    Our well-known panelists will share their experience and advice on 3 career velocity vectors:

    • From your early career to the pinnacles of success
    • How to be a star on your chosen path — technical or business
    • Transitioning between academia and commercial enterprise

    Christine King, President and CEO, SMSC  (Standard Microsystems)

    Christine King joined SMSC in 2008 in the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Ms. King served as CEO of AMI Semiconductor (AMIS) for six years prior to the company’s merger with ON Semiconductor Corporation. Earlier, Christine King served as Vice President of Semiconductor Products for IBM Microelectronics and Vice President of the Networking Technology Business Unit. Ms. King also served as Vice President of Marketing and Field Engineering and Manager of ASIC Products at IBM earlier in her tenure with the company. She serves on the boards of Atheros Communications, Inc., Open-Silicon, Inc. and Idaho Power Company. Ms. King earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

    Chris King was applauded as one of EE Times’ Top 10 women in microelectronics: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4085714/EE-Times-Top-10-women-in-microelectronics?pageNumber=6   

    A fascinating interview with Chris King on the Geek Girls Network is at: http://geekgirlsnetwork.wordpress.com/2009/06/09/interview-christine-king-of-smsc/ 

    Debi Coleman, Managing Partner, SmartForest Ventures 

    Debi Coleman, Managing Partner of SmartForest Ventures, is one of the most recognized female executives in technology management. Debi stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Merix Corp. (NASDAQ: MERX) in September 2001, having served as Chair since October 1999, and serving as both CEO/Chair since its spin-out from Tektronix, Inc. in March 1994 (IPO: May 1994). Prior to that, she was Vice President Materials/Operations for Tektronix. She is perhaps best known for her career achievements with Apple Computer, Inc. where she held the positions of Vice President of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President Information Systems and Technology.

    Ms. Coleman serves as an advisor to three venture funds: PacRim Venture Partners (CA); Utah Ventures; and Alexander Hutton Ventures (Seattle). She has been an active angel investor since 1995 and is a founding member of the Portland Angel Network.

    Ms. Coleman graduated from Brown University with a BA in English Literature in 1974 and received her MBA from Stanford University in 1978. She also received an honorary Ph.D in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1987. Debi was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute in 1997.

    Ms. Coleman devotes time and energy to several organizations including the Anita Borg Institute  (http://anitaborg.org/about/who-we-are/debi-coleman/ ) and International Women’s Forum. She currently serves on the boards of Applied Materials Inc.; Synopsys, Inc.; Kryptiq; Neopad; Teseda; Phoseon and Concero.

    Dr. Limor Fix, Senior Principal Engineer and Director of Academic Programs and Research, Intel

    Currently Limor is Director of Academic Programs and Research (APR) reporting  to the Vice President and GM of Intel Labs and Intel Chief Technology Officer. APR is the primary university-facing division of Intel Labs. Its mission is to support high-quality academic research of long-term interest and benefit to Intel well as supporting undergraduate and graduate educational initiatives at top schools throughout the United States.

    Limor is also an Intel Senior Principal Engineer and has a PhD in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel,1992. After graduation, Limor conducted post-doc research in Cornell University and in 1994 she joined Intel in Israel. For 10 years Limor led a major change in Intel’s validation technology and methodology. She developed innovative formal verification tools and methodology that have been widely adopted by Intel’s design teams.

    Limor has published more than 30 papers, and she was invited to many technical program committees of leading international conferences. In the last seven years, Limor served on the executive committee of the Design Automation Conference (DAC), the leading conference for design tools with 10,000 participants and 250 companies demo suites. In 2008, Limor served as the general chair of DAC.

    Limor’s research interests include formal specification languages, BDD’s, SAT solvers, and model checking of both hardware and distributed software. Limor has led the research and development of Intel’s three generations of advanced formal verification systems.

    This panel will be interactive, so please bring your career questions!

    The Career Velocity Vector Pavilion Panel was organized by Women in Electronic Design and is sponsored by EVE, the leader in Hardware/Software Co-Verification. 

    The Career Velocity Vector Panel will be followed immediately (4:30-5:30PM) by  “Words of Wisdom: A Conversation with the Marie R. Pistilli Award Winner.”

    This Pavilion Panel includes the presentation of the 12th annual Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award to Dr. Limor Fix of Intel.  The award honors leadership, and personal and professional contributions to women in the industry.  An interview by Peggy Aycinena of EDA Confidential, San Mateo, CA, will follow.

  • What Do (Tech) Women Want???

    Date: 2011.05.19 | Category: DAC: WWED | Response: 0

    What Women Want: To Make Money! by “our own” Penny Herscher

    • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-herscher/women-workplace-salary_b_860322.html

    Women Engineering Graduates at 15-Year Low

    • http://it-jobs.fins.com/Articles/SB130221786789702297/Women-Engineering-Graduates-at-15-Year-Low

    Women Unplug From the Tech Industry

    • http://it-jobs.fins.com/Articles/SB130080246443096737/Women-Unplug-From-the-Tech-Industry

    Engineering Gender Parity

    • http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-leadership/post/engineering-gender-parity/2011/03/03/AFMSYcoF_blog.html

    Where are the Women Entrepreneurs in Hi-tech Start-ups?

    • http://www.witi.com/wire/articles/169/Where-are-the-Women-Entrepreneurs-in-Hi-tech-Start-ups/?/

    Where are all the senior-level women?

    • http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704013604576246774042116558.html

    Women Gain in Workplace, Still Lag in Pay

    • http://www.bnet.com/blog/business-research/new-report-women-gain-in-workplace-still-lag-in-pay/960
  • Fascinating Links

    Date: 2011.05.02 | Category: DAC: WWED | Response: 1

    Anita Borg Institute Blog
    Astia Notes
    Blacks Gone Geek
    Blogher
    Boing Boing
    Computer Science Teacher’s Association Blog
    CRA Bulletin
    Engadget
    eWeek Careers Blog
    Feld Thoughts
    Female Computer Scientist
    Geek Feminism
    Geek Girlfriends
    Girl Developer
    Girls in Tech
    Leigh Ann Sudol’s blog
    Lifehacker
    Mark Guzdial’s Computing Ed blog
    News On Women
    New Power Girls
    Pop Gadget
    Recuiting Women Technoblog
    Shiny Shiny
    Slashdot
    Technically Women
    The Next Women
    Wall Street Journal Business Technology Blog
    Women 2.0
    WITsend

    And more…….

    Chip Chick, Tech and Gadgets from a Girl’s Perspective

    Pop Gadget, Personal Tech and Innovative Lifestyle for Women

    ShinyShiny, A Girl’s Guide to Gadgets

    Techie Diva’s Guide to Gadgets

    GadgetCandy.com

  • DAC 2011 Panels: Women In Electronic Design

    Date: 2011.04.13 | Category: DAC: WWED | Response: 0

    Join us at DAC 2011  for 2 exciting Pavilion Panels……

    DAC 2011 Pavilion Panel: Career Velocity Vectors: the Excitement of Engineering

    • Organized by Women in Electronic Design

    Where: Booth #3421 at DAC 2011, in San Diego, CA

    http://www.dac.com/conference+program+panels.aspx?event=135&topic=13

    WhenMonday  6/6, 3:30-4:30PM

    Electronics is still one of the most exciting careers today; it has transformed our lives worldwide. How can you align with growth, opportunity, intellectual, personal, and business success? Managing your career cycle is strategic, for both you and for our industry…

    • Early Career to the Pinnacles of Success
    • Be a STAR on Your Chosen Path: Technical or Business
    • Transitioning Between Academia and Commercial Enterprise

    Panelists:

    Chris King, CEO, SMSC (Standard Microsystems)

    Debi Coleman, Managing Partner, SmartForest Ventures 

    • Debi Coleman, Managing Partner of SmartForest Ventures, is one of the most recognized female executives in technology management. Debi stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Merix Corp. (NASDAQ: MERX) in September 2001, having served as Chair since October 1999, and serving as both CEO/Chair since its spin-out from Tektronix, Inc. in March 1994 (IPO: May, 1994). Prior to that she was Vice President Materials/Operations for Tektronix. She is perhaps best known for her career achievements with Apple Computer, Inc. where she held the positions of Vice President of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President Information Systems and Technology. Coleman serves as an advisor to three venture funds: PacRim Partners (CA); Utah Ventures; and Alexander Hutton Ventures (Seattle). She has been an active angel investor since 1995 and is a founding member of the Portland Angel Network. Coleman graduated from Brown University with a BA in English Literature in 1974 and received her MBA from Stanford University in 1978. She also received an honorary Ph.D in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1987. Coleman was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute in 1997. Coleman devotes time and energy to several organizations including the Oregon Arts Commission; Oregon Ballet Theatre; Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology; Brown University and International Women’s Forum. She currently serves on the boards of Applied Materials Inc.; Synopsys, Inc.; Kryptiq; Neopad; Teseda; Concero; Phoseon and Reply! http://www.smartforest.com/team.shtml 
    • Debi at Anita Borg Institute: http://anitaborg.org/about/who-we-are/debi-coleman/ 

     Limor Fix, Senior Principal Engineer and Director of Academic Programs and Research, Intel 

    • Currently Limor is Director of Academic Programs and Research (APR) reporting to Justin Rattner, Vice President and GM of Intel Labs and Intel Chief Technology Officer. APR is the primary university-facing division of Intel Labs. It’s mission is to support high-quality academic research of long-term interest and benefit to Intel well as supporting undergraduate and graduate educational initiatives at top schools throughout the United States. APR also works with the primary U.S. government agencies to provide joint funding for both research and education at these institutions. Limor is also an Intel Senior Principal Engineer and she has a PhD in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel,1992. After graduation, Limor conducted post-doc research in Cornell University and in 1994 she joined Intel in Israel. For 10 years Limor led a major change in Intel’s validation technology and methodology. She developed innovative formal verification tools and methodology that have been widely adopted by Intel’s design teams. Limor has published more than 30 papers, and she was invited to many technical program committees of leading international conferences. In the last seven years, Limor served on the executive committee of the Design Automation Conference (DAC), the leading conference for design tools with 10,000 participants and 250 companies demo suites. In 2008, Limor served as the general chair of DAC. Limor’s research interests include formal specification languages, Limor has led the development of the ForSpec formal specification language that had been donated by Intel to Accellera/IEEE and had a major impact in the IEEE-1850 standard. In addition, Limor’s research also include BDD’s, SAT solvers, and model checking of both hardware and distributed software. In particular, Limor has led the research and development of Intel’s three generations of advanced formal verification systems, Forecast, Thunder and Foresight.  http://pittsburgh.intel-research.net/people/fix/ 

    DAC 2011 Pavilion Panel: Words of Wisdom: A Conversation with the Marie R. Pistilli Award Winner 

     Join us for the presentation of the 12th annual Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award. The award honors leadership, and personal and professional contributions to women in the industry. An interview by Peggy Aycinena with Limor Fix, the 2011 Marie R. Pistilli Award winner, will follow. http://www.dac.com/conference+program+panels.aspx?event=124&topic=13

    • Organizer and Moderator: Peggy Aycinena – EDA Confidential, San Mateo, CA
    • Award Winner: Limor Fix- Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR

    Where: Booth #3421 at DAC 2011, in San Diego, CA

    When: Monday  6/6, 4:30-5:30PM

  • Equal Pay Day, April 12, 2011

    Date: 2011.04.12 | Category: DAC: WWED | Response: 0

    Did you know?

    Currently, women are paid 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. Read more about Equal Pay Day at:

    http://now.org/press/04-11/04-12.html

    http://www.pay-equity.org/day.html

  • 25 Women-Run Startups to Watch

    Date: 2011.02.24 | Category: DAC: WWED | Response: 0

    See Feb 23 Fast Company article, and other links, at:

    http://www.fastcompany.com/1722401/25-women-run-startups-to-watch

  • Nominations open for Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award

    Date: 2011.02.09 | Category: DAC: WWED | Response: 0

    Please submit a nomination  for the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award!

    This annual award is to recognize an individual who has visibly helped advance women in EDA.

    To be considered, an individual should have been responsible for the launch or management of a successful product that included contributions from women or a program that has created opportunities for women. Nominees may also be leaders within a company or organization that has helped raise the awareness of women or they may have served as a mentor or role model for successful women in EDA. The award is open to both men and women with technical or non-technical backgrounds in industry or academia. For more information: http://www.dac.com/workshop+for+women+in+electronic+design.aspx.

    Deadline:  Friday, March 4, 2011.

    Nominations can be submitted on-line at http://mpassociates.com/EasySubmit/48DACWWED_submit.html

  • WITI’s Biggest Event of the Year Returns to the Silicon Valley!

    Date: 2011.02.02 | Category: DAC: WWED | Response: 1

    WITI (Women In Technology International), the world’s leading professional organization for executive women in technology, will truly inspire “Collaboration, Strategy and Growth” through hands on speaking engagements and panel discussions at the Annual WITI Women and Technology Summit in San José, CA October 2-4, 2011.

    Including the 16th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards

    Top technology leaders from Clean Tech, Mobile, Search, Cloud, Social Media, and Business teach WITI Summit attendees how to capture and target more customers, build stronger relationships with existing customers and take advantage of the applications and tools to build a stronger web presence, increase revenue and streamline costs for their companies.

    WITI represents the ideal market for business Networking – CIO’s, executive women and men as well as leaders in technology from around the world converge at WITI’s Annual Women and Technology Summit to discuss and collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges, and explore new business opportunities.

    Register now!

    http://www.witi.com/regforms/conference_registration_form.php?id=2670

  • Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

    Date: 2011.01.10 | Category: DAC: WWED | Response: 0

    Registration is now open for both the 2011 Women of Vision Awards and the inaugural Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Workshop (separate registration required). Register by February 11 to take advantage of the Early Bird rate.

    ANITA BORG INSTITUTE WOMEN OF VISION AWARDS BANQUET

    Register today to attend the 2011 Women of Vision Awards Banquet on May 19, 2011. The Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards honors women making significant contributions to technology. One winner is selected in each category: Innovation, Leadership, and Social Impact. This year, we will also be awarding the very first Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Award at the banquet. The Top Company Award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated measurable results in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of technical women at all levels.

    The Women of Vision Awards Banquet will take place:

    May 19, 2011
    6:00 pm Networking Reception
    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Dinner Banquet
    Mission City Ballroom
    5001 Great America Parkway
    Santa Clara, CA 95054

    You are invited to sponsor this event, purchase a table for your employees/colleagues/guests, or donate a table to students. Individual tickets are also available.

    Register for the Women of Vision Awards banquet at http://anitaborg.org/initiatives/women-of-vision/

    ANITA BORG TOP COMPANY FOR TECHNICAL WOMEN WORKSHOP

    At the inaugural Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Workshop, participants from leading companies will participate in discussions with leading experts to share their perspectives and insights on issues and proven solutions for the recruitment, retention, and advancement of technical women at all levels. The Workshop will feature best practices tied to demonstrated outcomes in increasing the representation of technical women.

    The 2011 Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Workshop will be held on Thursday afternoon, May 19, 2011, at the Mission City Ballroom in Santa Clara, CA. Following the Workshop, the Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Award winner will be honored at the Women of Vision Awards.

    Register for the afternoon Top Company for Technical Women Workshop at http://anitaborg.org/top-company-award/