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Women's Leadership Program

The Power of Personal Branding
Creating an Authentic & Sustainable Perception

Open to everyone and FREE to attend! Register for this program when completing your SMTAI registration form.

Our superpowers make us unique! Join us this year as we soar, explore, and discover our very own Superhero. We can find heroes all around us but we will challenge you to look inside yourself and to not only identify your superpower but give you some tools to help define your personal brand.  So pick up your cape at the cleaners in time for the SMTA’s Women’s Leadership Conference at SMTA International. Show your support for diversity in engineering fields by attending this session on Monday, October 9 from 1:30pm-6:00pm.

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Invited Presentations

The Women's Leadership Program will start with three presentations from women leaders in the electronics and medical industry. These women have each charted a unique career journey which made them invaluable in the organizations they lead. Since our 2023 program theme focuses on the personal branding, we asked our speakers to share their experiences, learnings, and personal branding journeys in their presentations.

Invited presentations will be taking place from 1:30pm - 3:45pm

Speed Mentoring Session

The invited presentations will be followed by a speed mentoring session where attendees rotate through a selection of 5 tables hosted by SMTA female chapter leaders and male allies. We will delve into the five crucial aspects of Personal Branding, also known as the 5 C's. These elements will help you establish a compelling and authentic personal brand that sets you apart from the crowd and leaves a lasting impression on others.


Speed mentoring will be taking place 4:00pm - 5:00pm



Hosted By:

Virginia Hogan

Dymax Corporation



Hosted By:

Deanna Dennison

ProActive PCB 



Hosted By:

Haley McLeod

ZESTRON Corporation



Hosted By:

Emily L. Belfield

Indium Corporation



Hosted By:

Amanda Brawthen

 John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group


Connection Reception

We'll conclude the Women’s Leadership Program with our annual Connection Reception. This gathering provides a relaxed atmosphere to continue the conversations from the earlier segments of the WLP, fostering new and renewed connections across the SMTA community

of organizers, speakers, exhibitors and attendees. 

Connection Reception: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Thank You to Our Women's Leadership Program Supporters

Looking to support and/or donate an item to the attendee swag bag? Email SMTA HQ!
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Women's Leadership

Program Organizers

Elizabeth Benedetto, HP, Inc.

Amanda Brawthen, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group

Debbie Carboni, KYZEN Corporation

Priyanka Dobriyal, Intel Corporation

Marie Cole, IBM Systems

Michelle Ogihara, Seika Machinery, Inc.

Tanya Martin, CMP, SMTA

Jessica Molloy, ZESTRON Americas

Karlie Severinson, SMTA

Julie Silk, Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Sherry Stepp, KYZEN Corporation

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