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Women at Intel: WIN in Penang

AvantiKumar | Oct. 27, 2015
The Women at Intel Network (WIN) Conference 2015 tackles diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz 

Photo - Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of Air Asia X Berhad and Supermax Corp Sdn Bhd, was invited to speak at the WIN Conference 2015.

 

Semiconductor company Intel Malaysia continues its diversity and inclusion culture in the workplace with the hosting of a local edition of Women at Intel Network (WIN) Conference 2015 in Penang, Malaysia.

Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager for Intel's Data Center Group, said WIN, which was chartered in 1997, now hosts nine conferences annually for all employees worldwide.

These conferences provide a platform for all employees to discuss diversity and promote professional development of women, said Bryant, who presented a keynote themed 'You have what it takes to WIN'.

The conference also featured a closing keynote on empowerment from former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, chairman of Air Asia X and Supermax Corp.

In addition, some Intel Malaysia employees who shared their insights included Harvard graduate Jenna Yang, data scientist for Product Development IT and Suresh Kumar, hardware director of Client Chipsets Penang, Embedded IP Subsystems and Chipsets Group.

Robin Martin, corporate vice president, Technology and Manufacturing Group, general manager, Assembly Test and Manufacturing, managing director, Intel Malaysia, said: "Intel's corporate business principles, policies, and strategic initiatives are designed to further develop and retain our diverse workforce,"

"We are now leading diversity in technology but we want to do more," Martin added. "The WIN Conference is just one powerful initiative under the Intel Malaysia's Women Progression and Advancement Forum and there will definitely be more to come,"

He said Intel Malaysia's commitment to equal opportunities for its employees included Other Women Progression and Advancement initiatives as well as the Mentorship Circles Program and Part Time Employment Program.

 

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