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Fostering Leadership: Lam Research Networking Event for Women Leaders

By | Priya Kumar |

In the ever-evolving landscape of the semiconductor industry, Lam Research, a global leader in innovation, hosted a networking event for women leaders in Bangalore on December 15, 2023.

The event, held at the prestigious Bangalore International Center, aimed to create a platform for women leaders to connect, share insights, and explore the myriad possibilities within the realm of semiconductor breakthroughs.

Lam Research, known for its commitment to collaboration, precision, and delivery, unveiled an event that went beyond the conventional boundaries of a corporate gathering. It was a unique opportunity for women leaders to immerse themselves in Lam’s values-based culture, contributing to the shaping of the next generation of semiconductor breakthroughs.

The focal point of the event was the premier panel discussion titled “Building Women Leaders: Charting a Course to 2030.” The esteemed panelists included 

  • Rangesh Raghavan, Corporate Vice President & GM India at Lam Research
  • Sushma, Director of IT at Lam Research
  • Gunjan Krishna, Commissioner, Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Karnataka
  • Madhurima Agarwal, Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups India.

The discussion underscored Lam Research’s genuine commitment to diversity, not merely as a corporate strategy that is fundamental to their core values. Raghavan highlighted that the purpose of the event was not to recruit people, but rather to empower women and develop them into the future leaders of the semiconductor industry.

Madhurima Agarwal from Microsoft, added a valuable external perspective to the discussion. Gunjan Krishna, Commissioner for the Department of Industries & Commerce, brought her wealth of experience and insight into the economic landscape, advocating for the structural growth of India’s economy.

Sushma,  Director of IT at Lam Research, was acknowledged for her 20-plus years of industry experience and leadership. Raghavan highlighted the pivotal role Sushma played in supporting Lam India’s global tech roadmap, extending beyond the conventional boundaries of her responsibilities. The recent achievement of crossing the $100 billion market cap was celebrated, reflecting Lam Research’s substantial growth and success.

The significance of the event was not only in its distinguished panel but also in its commitment to fostering leadership among women. The discussion went beyond corporate achievements, delving into a deeper understanding of the economic ecosystem and the role women leaders play in shaping it.

For the participants, the event was not just a networking opportunity but a chance to be part of a dynamic community. It provided a space to connect, share insights, and explore career advancements in the cutting-edge technology sector.

As attendees left the memorable networking experience, they carried with them not only insights from industry leaders but a renewed sense of purpose and enablement, ready to chart their own course to 2030 and beyond. 

Lam Research’s Networking Event for Women Leaders was a catalyst for the elevation of women in the semiconductor industry, paving the way for a future where their contributions are indispensable.

The event served as a testament to Lam Research’s dedication to creating an inclusive environment that values diversity and champions the growth of women leaders.

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