FM04 Advancing Diversity in EDA
This is the third edition of a half-day forum, including talks, panels, structured mentoring sessions, and more. The goal of this event is to help facilitate women and underrepresented minorities (URM) to advance their careers in academia and industry, and hence, to help increase diversity in the EDA community. Through an interactive medium, the forum will provide practical tips to women and URM on how to succeed and overcome possible hurdles in their career growth, while at the same time, connecting senior and junior researchers in networking and mentoring sessions.
The event is jointly sponsored by IEEE CEDA and ACM SIGDA.
Please register for this event (*free of charge*) along with your online registration to the conference: https://www.date-conference.com/registration
FM04.1 Welcome and Introduction
FM04.2 Keynote: Title TBC
FM04.3 Panel 1: Negotiating: Practical Strategies for Women and URM in Tech
This panel discusses negotiation in the EDA industry and academia at various job levels, including for addressing the gender and minority pay gap, when seeking promotions, or for increasing personal visibility at the workplace and in the community. The panelists will provide practical strategies as well as their broader insights and experiences.
FM04.4 Coffee Break
FM04.5 Panel 2: Career Paths After PhD
This panel discusses different possible career paths after PhD. Each path has specific challenges, but also specific rewards. The panelists will give insights on how they experienced career choices in academia and industry right after their PhD and during career path changes later on.
FM04.6 Panel 3: How to Juggle Different Tasks at Your (Academic) Job
This panel discusses the challenges that arise in an academic job with respect to the balance between teaching, student advising, proposal writing, and professional service. The panelists will share their personal approach towards an efficient division of time among these different tasks. While most panelists are from academia, the strategies and challenges apply to many industry jobs as well.
FM04.7 Speed Mentoring Session
This structured mentoring session will match each mentee with a few mentors throughout the session, with the goals of getting quick tips and feedback, as well as identifying good mentor-mentee matches for longer term mentorship