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Does a disruptive climate help or hinder women in the workplace? Has diversity improved in electronics? What's the electronics manufacturing industry doing and what else can be done? These are just a few of the topics Jackie Mattox, founder, president and CEO of Women in Electronics (a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional and personal development of women in the electronics industry), will address during the Women in Electronics Reception at IPC APEX EXPO on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Dedicated to personal and professional leadership development, with a focus on women’s issues, Mattox will also cover the economic impact of gender parity, hidden bias in the workplace, and managing a global supply chain during unprecedented times.
“What can our industry do to encourage diversity in our industry? If you can speak it, you can change it,” Mattox has said. The brainchild of Mattox, Women in Electronics was formed in 2017 to provide opportunities and solutions to the unique career development needs for women in our industry.
The Women in Electronics Reception at IPC APEX EXPO invites women in the electronics industry to join with colleagues across the supply chain to network, share ideas, discuss career experiences and engage with a woman who has made a name for herself in the electronics industry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jackie to IPC APEX EXPO 2022,” said Alicia Balonek, senior director, trade shows and events. “We’re looking forward to hearing her insights on expanding women’s leadership roles within the fast-paced and ever-evolving electronics industry.”
IPC President and CEO John Mitchell recently interviewed Mattox on diversity in the workplace during the APEX EXPO edition of IPC’s podcast “The Art of the Possible."
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
This week has been both speedy and newsy. Of course, those two characteristics often seem to travel as a pair, don’t they? A four-day week here in the United States, accompanied by a wave of high-impact news from a wide variety of sources, would suggest that readers could be expected to spread out all over the news map. Not so much, judging from readership numbers; folks all found their highest value in the same type of news coverage. This week's list of must-reads is dominated by market reports as a result of that focused readership. On our list, we have PCB fabrication and EMS book-to-bill reports, a 10-year market forecast report, and a supply chain sentiment report. In addition, readers flocked to the EWPTE show coverage. Finally, we saw significant reader interest in the most recent podcast on sustainability in our logistical operations.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
This week, our must-reads include reporting on the new PCB support legislation, now submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives; financial results from two Tier 1 manufacturers, which readers read quite thoroughly; ESG in Asia Pacific; new features from Altium; global sourcing; and a “How I got here” interview with an up and coming industry expert.
This last weekend, industry guru and dear friend to many, Martin Cotton passed away. He was one of the first people I worked with in the electronics industry when I joined Toptec Design to learn to layout PCBs. He was a bit of a rock star to many PCB designers, myself included. He was known to be among the best in his field, if not the best, and went on to be one of the most influential and innovative people in the industry over a long and distinguished career. He will be hugely missed by his family and by his numerous friends in and out of the electronics industry.