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NCWIT Pacesetters Intel - Kim Warren-Martin
Kim Warren- I'm Kim Warren-Martin. I manage the Global Women's Initiative for
Martin: Intel Corporation. At Intel, a key focus is the development and
retention of mid-level technical women, in technical roles.
Research shows that 56 percent of women in technical roles exit
their jobs at this stage of their careers.
To manage this internally, we piloted the Command Presence
Workshop, which is a development opportunity that was created for
women, by women. In these half-day sessions, senior level technical
women, such as principle engineers and fellows, have a goal of
helping mid-level technical women be successful when presenting in
decision-making meetings, in task forces, and to executive level
audiences. The sessions even include a simulated intense meeting,
with actual executives to make this session more realistic.
To date, Command Presence Workshops have helped nearly 100 mid-
level technical women build confidence, be able to command a room,
effectively manage questions in rapid succession, and even regain
control of a room.
Participants in the Command Presence Workshop continue to rate the
sessions very highly and overwhelmingly express their gratitude,
not only for the program, but for senior level women being willing
and committed to help them develop personally and professionally as
they continue to remain on the technical track and grow their
careers at Intel.
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I sat in the red chair to share progress on two pilot programs; 1) Command Presence Workshop has helped over 100 mid-level technical women build confidence, command a room, respond to rapid fire questions…and that number continues to grow. 2) Extend Our Reach has added extra resonance having executive women sponsor, not just mentor, their junior female colleagues. The pilot matched 36 female protégés and 27 executive women sponsors.