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Dr. Lisa Su Awards Innovating Equity Grant to GSA’s Women’s Leadership Initiative

The multi-year grant will give The Global Semiconductor Alliance's Women's Leadership Initiative opportunities to host events and encourage female students to join the industry.

The Global Semiconductor Alliance’s (GSA) Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) received the multi-year Innovating Equity Grant from Dr. Lisa Su, CEO and President of AMD, to fund unique programs designed to encourage female engineering students to consider a career in the semiconductor industry.

Grant opportunities for GSA

The Dr. Lisa Su Innovating Equity Grant enables GSA WLI to host compelling university events in the US and abroad. Specifically, events will feature keynote speakers, panelists, career guidance and networking with leading companies in the semiconductor ecosystem.

Encouraging diversity in the semiconductor industry

“Our goal to show women and underrepresented people how this industry positively impacts society. That they can have a fulfilling career with a balanced life and ultimately be a leader and role model for the next generation of engineers,” said Jodi Shelton, CEO of GSA. “A diverse team is a strong team, and we want our industry to have the strongest, best and brightest professionals. Thanks to Lisa’s grant, we can help make this a reality.”

“This is one of the most exciting times to be in the semiconductor industry. There are so many opportunities for talented engineers to help build products that can improve the lives of so many around the world,” said Dr. Su. “Ensuring we have a diverse workforce capable of enabling this is increasingly becoming a challenge. I am honored to have the opportunity to support the GSA WLI through this grant and help encourage collegiate STEM students to join our industry and play an active role in building the future.”

Created in 2019, the purpose behind GSA WLI is to increase the number of women in leadership roles in the industry. Subsequently, the grant supports women-led start-ups and STEM-focused female candidates joining the industry. To support this expanded initiative, GSA WLI hired dedicated staff to shepherd university programs and bring them to fruition. For more information about GSA WLI, please visit Email to learn more and get involved.

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About GSA

GSA is Where Leaders Meet to establish an efficient, profitable and sustainable ecosystem of semiconductors, software, solutions, systems and services. Representing 300+ corporate members on six continents and more than 120 public companies, GSA provides a unique platform for collaboration. Executives, peers, partners and customers can connect to accelerate industry growth and maximize return on invested and intellectual capital. Members of the GSA represent 75 percent of the $500B+ semiconductor industry and continue to grow. For more information, visit

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