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72 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I NOVEMBER 2020 PCEA and Industry Leaders Who Happen to Be Women Introduction In this month's column, I introduce a few of our inspiring PCEA leaders who happen to be women. Next, PCEA Chairman Stephen Chavez offers his take on the importance of diversity in a collective organization. As always, I'll include our list of professional development opportunities and events. Lastly, I'll tease some upcoming coverage we'll be doing on one of the PCEA's educational networking events. PCEA Updates One of the most inspiring events I've had the opportunity to cover over the past decade was an early morning Women in Electronics at IPC APEX EXPO. This event brings together women in the electronics industry to join their colleagues across the supply chain to network, share ideas, and discuss career experiences. It is a unique trade show opportunity for women in the industry to learn from and inspire one another. Recently, I've appreciated that within our PCEA meetings, we experience that same zeal with our executive staff every time we con- vene. It is not difficult to realize the impact of leadership by women in electronics in the PCEA. Many of our leaders—who happen to be women—reach out, team up, and work together to tackle many of the tough tasks which must be accomplished as the PCEA moves forward. Tara Dunn, Susy Webb, and Eriko Yamato are well known in the electronics industry for service and leadership in their areas of exper- tise. They are subject-matter experts, and their experience spans high-tech electronic mate- rials, flexible PCB manufacturing, emerging The Digital Layout by Kelly Dack, CIT, CID+, PCEA

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