Semiconductor Workforce Development: A Policy Blueprint



Diversity and Inclusion in the Semiconductor Industry

Date: April 1, 2021
Time: 1-2 pm EDT

How can the semiconductor industry improve the diversity and inclusion of its workforce? The semiconductor industry recognizes the value of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Like many sectors, however, the industry has been challenged in reflecting and benefiting from the full diversity of our country. Industry leaders are working to overcome this challenge through programs and initiatives to recruit, retain, and promote a more diverse and inclusive workforce.  Where have these programs been successful, where can they improve, and what lessons has the industry learned from them?

Please join a distinguished panel of industry experts for a conversation on what member companies are doing to improve diversity and inclusion within their workforce. Panelists include: Sharawn Connors, Vice President of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion at Micron Technology; Joy Dettorre, Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader at IBM; Emily Reilly, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at GLOBALFOUNDRIES; and Reuben Miller, Director, Human Resources Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Impact Office at Intel Corporation. The session will be moderated by Falan Yinug, Director of Industry Statistics and Economy Policy at SIA.

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April 1, 2021




Sharawn Connors
Vice President of Diversity, Equality & Inclusion
Micron Technology

Sharawn Connors is Vice President of Diversity, Equality & Inclusion at Micron Technology.  Sharawn Connors leads the DEI function within Micron’s People Organization that touches all aspects of the business, particularly attracting and supporting a diverse and talented workforce around the globe. Passionate about education and coaching, Connors is also an adjunct professor at San Jose State University and a mentor to first-generation and underrepresented college students.  Connors holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the California State University and a master’s degree in human resource management from the Golden Gate University, San Francisco.


Joy Dettorre
Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader

Joy Dettorre is IBM’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader and has more than 15 years of broad experience in the technology industry and the IBM line of business.  In her role, she drives workplace engagement activities across more than fourteen diverse community groups in support of talent acquisition, career development, employee retention and engagement.  She is responsible for creating, driving, and implementing innovative D&I solutions that scale globally and create business impact.  Joy is recognized as the catalyst behind IBM’s 8-bar rainbow logo and has co-authored an industry white paper. She also is recognized as an industry speaker and certified coach.  Joy has her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University, a Masters in International Human Resources Management from Florida International University and is currently a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University.


Emily Reilly
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Emily Reilly is SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer at GLOBALFOUNDRIES.  Emily Reilly has worldwide responsibility for all aspects of strategic human resources at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, including talent and leadership development, delivering world-class people solutions, and shaping the company’s culture. A member of the company’s original startup team, Emily joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES in 2009 and has been instrumental in GF’s growth into to a thriving, global organization of over 15,000 employees across 20 locations. She and CEO, Tom Caulfield, are visible leaders with a personal commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging for the GF organization and within the semiconductor industry.  Emily holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. As an engineer, she worked in several roles with GE Advanced Materials/Momentive Performance Materials.  Over the course of her 14 year tenure, Emily held leadership roles in both Engineering and Human Resources and prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES held an HR leadership role for engineering within the GE Energy business.


Reuben Miller
Director, Human Resources Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Impact Office
Intel Corporation

Reuben Miller is currently a Director in Intel’s Human Resources Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Impact Office.  He is responsible for Intel’s Employee Resource Groups (ERG), the Warmline Retention Program, Inclusion, Scholar, and Great Place to Work Programs.  His department is also responsible for the implementation for the policies that are developed out of the Group’s global strategy and policy office.  Reuben is a human resources, supply chain, operations, and process improvement professional, and has worked for Intel for 23 years in various locations around the globe.  Reuben is originally from Macon, GA.  He attended Mercer University there, and graduated with a BBA degree along with an Army Officer commission.  He served six honorable years in the Army, was deployed to Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and reached the rank of Captain. While working for Intel, he received his Executive MBA from Arizona State in 2004. In March 2021, Reuben successfully completed the Diversity and Inclusion certificate program at Cornell University.


Falan Yinug
Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy
Semiconductor Industry Association

Falan Yinug is director of industry statistics and economic policy at SIA. Responsible for managing SIA’s statistics and data program, Yinug represents SIA in the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) program, which maintains industry-driven monthly sales data for the global industry as well as sales forecasts. His work also entails supporting SIA’s advocacy efforts through economic research and analysis.