Intel's contribution to Net New Women centers on retention through growth and development of our senior women and pipeline of mid-level technical women. We piloted two programs: Command Presence Workshop is a development opportunity where senior technical women facilitate half-day sessions with the goal of helping mid-level technical women be successful when presenting in task forces, decision-making meetings, and to senior and executive-level audiences. It includes a discussion on constructive confrontation and a simulated "intense meeting" with an executive audience to make the experience as realistic as possible. 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.
Extend Our Reach is a strategic sponsorship program designed to help high-potential senior women establish sponsor relationships with influential executive women who can share knowledge and, most importantly, connect them with growth experiences and potentially opportunities for advancement.
Extend Our Reach has added extra resonance having executive women sponsor, not just mentor, their junior female colleagues. The pilot matched 36 female proteges and 27 executive women's sponsors. Its goal is to help the group of senior women move from where they are to where they desire to be. As more executive women learn to excel at sponsoring, the hope is that their expertise and example will cascade down a few levels and across business unites and functions and continue to support and retain women at Intel.
Hear Kim tell the Intel Pacesetters story: http://sitwithme.org/your-story/?story=1304.