SemiSisters

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough to Keep Rozalia Beica From Success

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough to Keep Rozalia Beica From Success

“Driven” doesn’t even begin to describe Romanian-born Rozalia Beica, global director, strategic marketing, DowDupont. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor whizzing bullets overhead can keep this SemiSister from achieving her goals. Her journey to success in the semiconductor industry spanned countries and continents and survived communist dictatorship, mandatory military service, a revolution, and a... »

Research Scientist, Maaike M. Visser Taklo, Rises to Her Own Challenge

Research Scientist, Maaike M. Visser Taklo, Rises to Her Own Challenge

Throughout my years of writing about the semiconductor industry, I’ve met women from all over the world. I’ve often wondered what or who encouraged them to pursue careers in this male-centric environment? How much of their motivation is inspired by the culture of where they grew up?  Can success be quantified? The answers are as varied as the women whose stories we want to tell. Our goal with... »

How Jessica Gomez Short-Circuited Her Way to CEO: A SemiSister Success Story

How Jessica Gomez Short-Circuited Her Way to CEO: A SemiSister Success Story

The number is sobering: according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor of Statistics, 16.9% of chemical engineers and 12.3% of electrical/electronics engineers in the US are women. For racial diversity, the situation is even worse. These grave statistics came to light during a recent panel discussion during SEMICON West, in its Workforce Pavilion. Here, Jessica Gomez, co-founder and CEO of Rogue Valley Mic... »