Aug 13, 2020
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Pre-pandemic, and in celebration of International Women’s Day, Qualcomm employees gathered on campus for an engaging conversation about women in tech. Hosted by Qualcomm Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Vicki Mealer-Burke, Qualcomm President Cristano Amon took the stage with friend Roanne Sones, Corporate Vice President, Operating System & Intelligent Edge at Microsoft.
To kick things off, Roanne described her own experience rising from an intern to executive at Microsoft, talking honestly about being the only woman in the room and offering words of encouragement. The trio also discussed being your own champion, leadership’s responsibility to drive inclusion, and how to approach workplace equity from a systems perspective.
We thought this conversation was too important to keep to ourselves, so for today’s podcast, we’re bringing you a condensed version of that chat. We hope you enjoy.