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The WISH conference brought together industry luminaries, entrepreneurs, and university women in STEM to showcase the changing face of technology and present awards to honor the women who have helped break the glass ceiling and those following in their footsteps.

The event kicked off with a fascinating Fireside Chat between Dr. Lisa Su, Chair & CEO of AMD, and Jodi Shelton, CEO of GSA, where Lisa shared her experience as a leader in the semiconductor industry. The program also featured panel discussions on, Technical Leadership, How Women Develop into Leadership Roles, and Entrepreneurship in Challenging Environments.

The breakout sessions highlighted advancements in semiconductor hardware where 12 speakers selected out of 80+ submissions by the WLI Technical Committee presented their work in 4 separate Technology tracks. 

Three awards were presented during the day, starting with Rani Borkar of Microsoft recognized as the recipient of the Dr. Lisa Su Woman of Innovation Award, for her exceptional dedication and contributions to the development, innovation, growth, and long-term opportunities for the semiconductor industry. Aradhana Kumari of STMicroelectronics was presented the Female Up & Comer Award, and the corporate DEI Award – the Designing the Difference Award was awarded to Cadence.

Award Winners

Dr. Lisa Su Woman of Innovation
Award Winner

Rani Borkar
Rani Borkar Corporate VP for Azure Hardware Systems & Infrastructure (AHSI)

Female Up & Comer
Award Winner

Aradhana Kumari
Aradhana KumariTechnical Leader

Designing the Difference
Award Winner



Welcome Remarks

Sponsor Speech

Fireside Chat with Dr. Lisa Su, AMD Chair & CEO, and Jodi Shelton, GSA CEO & Co-Founder

Dr. Lisa Su Woman of Innovation Award Presentation

Technical Leadership Panel

Breakout Session: Women Leadership

Panel: How Woman Develop & Get Into Leadership Roles

Female Up & Comer Award

Designing the Difference (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) – Company Award Introduction & Presentation

Closing & Toast

Sessions & Presentations

Design Track

Validation/Test Track