Women in Electronics, a community of leaders at all stages of their careers, received platinum-level sponsorship from DigiKey, distributor of more than 15.3 million components from almost 3,000 manufacturers.
Women in Electronics (WE) was founded in 2017 by an executive team based in the electronics industry to offer a sense of community, develop together and unite with colleagues to advance results in gender parity in the industry, and has since expanded to the industrial industry, digital supply chain and all markets utilizing technology. WE is encompassing of anyone who wants to be a part of its mission and promotes most of its events and programs under the concept of WE United to encourage everyone to participate in their four organizational goals to empower, advocate, develop and celebrate members, providing leadership growth and development, mentorship, networking, thought-leadership events and career resources. WE is supported by industry organizations and reaches its community through virtual events, an annual summit and local chapters throughout the United States and Europe, with plans to reach a broader global community.
“We are proud to sponsor Women in Electronics as they are a key resource in DigiKey’s ongoing efforts to advance women in the electronics and technology industries,” said Linda Johnson, executive vice president of operations at automation distributor DigiKey, which renewed its WE sponsorship. “Since partnering with the organization we’ve seen firsthand the benefits that their mentoring program, leadership training, speaker series and experienced network provide to everyone working to elevate female leaders here at DigiKey and throughout the industry.”
WE is a 501(c)3 public charity that provides leadership growth and development, mentorship, networking, thought-leadership events and resources that advance results in gender parity in the electronics industry.
“We are quite honored to be in close alignment with DigiKey, as their leadership exudes a forward-thinking, growth mindset, which is essential for driving innovation moving forward,” said Jackie Mattox, founder and CEO of Women in Electronics.
DigiKey launched a local chapter of Women in Electronics in 2018, which is not only open to all DigiKey employees, but anyone in the local community that desires access to experts, tools, resources and support to empower and develop women leaders in the workplace.