WLI is now accepting nominations for the Allyship Program. Please complete the following nomination form for the male ally you feel is worthy of this nomination. All nominations must be made by a woman in the industry.

About the Award

The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI)’s Allyship Program not only recognizes and celebrates men who champion the advancement of women, but it actively fosters a culture of inclusion and support within the semiconductor industry. Our purpose is to highlight individuals who actively support, mentor, and advocate for women in the workplace, fostering an environment where every voice is heard, and every talent is recognized.

Through our Allyship Program, we strive to inspire collaboration, break down barriers, and pave the way for a more equitable and vibrant future in semiconductor technology.

Selection Criteria

All nominees must meet the following requirements: 

  1. The candidate must be male and in the semiconductor industry.
  2. The candidate must create a supportive environment where women feel comfortable discussing their career aspirations and goals.
  3. The candidate must demonstrate drive and engagement in their role and contribute to the positive atmosphere within the team.
  4. The candidate must actively listen to and support the career goals of their team members, showing an openness to their aspirations.
  5. The candidate must play a significant role as a mentor, providing guidance and support particularly during career transitions, such as from an engineer to a manager.
  6. The candidate must consistently empower their team members, both by recognizing their contributions and by providing opportunities for leadership roles.
  7. The candidate is a role model who is making a difference in the lives of others.

Note: We will reach out to your nominated allies individually to confirm their participation in the program prior to publicizing their nomination.

If you have additional questions about WLI’s Allyship Program or the nomination process, please contact Alessandra Varnes at

Submissions can be completed using our online submission form or the document template below. If you chose to use the document template, please return it to once completed.