Best Practices

As an industry, we have work to do in retaining and advancing women to leadership roles.
GSA Women’s Leadership Initiative has created this Playbook as a guide to assist and enhance your current recruiting efforts for top female engineering talent. While we focused on technology careers, many suggestions work well regardless of the role you’re looking to fill.

Recruiting women in semis

  • Overall Advice
  • Organically Grow your Candidate Base through corporate programs
  • Create a Female-Friendly Hiring Process
  • Remove Gender Bias from the Interview Process
  • Onboarding
  • Visibility
  • Metrics

Retention, Advancement, and Leadership of Women in Semis

  • Surveys
  • Manager Training & Communications
  • Employee Evaluations
  • Support Systems
  • At Risk Employees
  • Life Changes Program
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Advancement of Women to the Next Level: Leadership
  • Create a Formalized High-Potential Program for Women 
  • Compensation

Women’s Networks

  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Mission & Goals
  • Executive Sponsorship
  • Planning & Budget
  • Membership Recruitment & Promotion
  • Schedule Meetings & Plan Events
  • Advocate for your ERG
  • Partner with Other ERGs 
  • Succession Planning 
  • Evaluating Metrics & Success
The Best Practices Playbook for Hiring, Retaining, and Advancing Women in the Semiconductor Industry is presented to you by the Global Semiconductor Alliance Women’s Leadership Initiative (GSA WLI). This endeavor would not have been possible without the benevolent support of our generous WLI sponsors. These companies have shown fervent commitment to the success of our Women’s Leadership Initiative and its goal of uplifting women in the semiconductor industry. We are grateful for their continued dedication.