WE United Podcast

WE United Podcast

Women in Electronics (WE) is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the electronics industry and related end user markets. Founder, President, and CEO, Jackie Mattox, interviews both male and female leaders to understand their "why" for leadership, uncover their go-to leadership principals, and discuss best practices for corporate diversity and inclusion practices.

Episodes

April 12, 2024 44 mins

Join host Jackie Mattox as she catches up with Clarence Semple, Sr. Business Development Manager at Newark Electronics, & Paul Starr, Director of Sales & Customer Engagement at Newark Electronics, and part of the WE United Collegiate Committee in the newest edition of the WE United Podcast, Changemakers Series. Paul and Clarence first share not only how they got started in the electronics industry, but how and why they beca...

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Join Jackie Mattox, founder and CEO of Women in Electronics, she sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Mike Morton, CEO of TTI, Inc. in the latest “Leader in Highlight” podcast episode. Mike starts off with how he moved from a procurement role in the hardware business into the electronics industry after meeting Paul Andrews, Founder of TTI. He shares memories of Paul and his continued legacy throughout the company – ...

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               Join Jackie Mattox, Founder and CEO of Women in Electronics, as she sits down with Mary Ellen Powell, Senior Director of Global Employee Development at Vishay, for a special “Day in the Life” episode of the WE podcast. Mary Ellen starts off by providing some background on her upbringing and her childhood. She shares how wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted to be when she grew up, but ultimately found a path that led h...

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March 25, 2024 43 mins

Hear from Karen Gavenda, Director of Strategic Programs, and Melissa Bychinski, Director of Business Development, Value Add Solutions, from RS Americas as they join host, Jackie Mattox, live on location in the latest installment of the WE United Podcast. Karen and Melissa kickoff this episode by sharing background on how they got started not only at RS, but in the electronics industry before diving deep into the topics of women as ...

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March 18, 2024 40 mins

Join Women in Electronics Founder & CEO, Jackie Mattox, as she hosts Anne Taylor, Senior Vice President for Customer Experience at Vishay, on the latest episode of WE’s “Leader in Highlight” podcast. Sharing how she got started in the industry, Anne had very different career aspirations at first. She landed a role in electronics and had so much fun, she didn’t want to leave! She talks us through her career path and what keeps h...

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In the latest installment of the Women in Electronics “Leader in Highlight” podcast Founder and Host, Jackie Mattox, catches up with Maria Gillespie, Sr. Manager Distribution Americas at TE Connectivity. Maria first shares how she got her start in the electronics industry – working as an expeditor at a small distributor – and ultimately what led her to stick around and continue her career path to becoming an industry leader. As a l...

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August 30, 2023 32 mins

Join Jackie Mattox as she hosts Terri Walsh, Vice President & General Manager – North America at RUTRONIK Electronics, on the latest “Leader in Highlight” Women in Electronics Podcast episode. A nearly 30-year veteran in the industry, Terri shares how she got her start as an entry level engineer and how her career choices led her to the role she’s in today as a leader at RUTRONIK. Terri speaks on the opportunity she’s had to bu...

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August 21, 2023 36 mins

Jackie Mattox of Women in Electronics hosts Jens Gamperl, Founder of Sourceability, on the latest installment of WE Radio’s “Leader in Highlight” Podcast series. Jens takes a deep dive through his career path and how his background in IT and distribution ultimately led to the creation of Sourceability. He shares what Sourceability does, how they work with the electronics industry, what services they provide, and how they continuall...

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June 9, 2023 30 mins

Join host, Jackie Mattox, on the WE Podcast latest episode of the "Leader in Highlight" Series as she interviews executives, Dave Doherty, President and COO, and Linda Johnson, Executive Vice President Operations, from DigiKey.

Highlights from this episode include DigiKey's recent brand refresh and their focus on continuous innovation. Dave and Linda emphasize the aim to provide customers with instantaneous access to ...

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In this episode of the "Leader in Highlight" podcast series, Jackie Mattox, the Founder and CEO of Women in Electronics, speaks with Don Akery, Chief Executive Officer at Waldom Electronics.

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In this episode of the "Leader in Highlight" podcast series, Jackie Mattox, the Founder and CEO of Women in Electronics, speaks with Michelle Jobst from Jobst Incorporated, a manufacturer’s rep firm. Michelle shares her journey of how she came full circle into her family business at Jobst, from going on sales calls with her father as a child to graduating college with a degree in International Business and working her way...

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April 14, 2023 34 mins

In the latest episode of the "Leader in Highlight" podcast series, Jackie Mattox welcomes Kate  Cartwright, Vice President of People & Culture, and Jessie Dearien, Vice President of Marketing, from RS Group. The episode kicks off with Kate and Jessie providing background on Allied Electronics & Automation and parent company, RS Group, and how the shift to one brand has simplified and unified benefits for both empl...

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Join Jackie Mattox on the latest episode of the "Leader in Highlight" podcast series as she chats with Colin Strother, Executive Vice President of Rochester Electronics. Colin starts by sharing his career journey through various roles and companies in the electronics industry before joining Rochester for the past 16 years. He emphasizes the company's success in making customers happy, along with the importance of cul...

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Live from electronica 2022 in Munich, join WE founder & CEO Jackie Mattox as she hosts AnnaMaria Pietromonaco, Corporate Vice President of Supplier Development at Future Electronics. AnnaMaria shares how a critical connection from the first company she worked for helped start and develop her career at Future, and how it doesn’t feel like a lot of years when you’ve had many different roles within one company. “We are taught to h...

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October 11, 2022 26 mins

In Part 2 of the latest WE Podcast, hear from Ken Bradley, President of the Americas Region at Allied Electronics & Automation, as he continues the conversation with Jackie Mattox, Founder and CEO of Women in Electronics. Ken first reflects on his time at Allied and how the industry has changed and grown throughout the years, shifting focus from selling parts to selling solutions and adding value to customer engagements. He sha...

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October 11, 2022 14 mins

Jackie Mattox, CEO & Founder of Women in Electronics, hosts Ken Bradley, President of the Americas Region at Allied Electronics & Automation, in the latest episode of the WE Podcast. In Part 1 of this series, Ken talks about his unorthodox start in the industry and how his career evolved through network connections and relationships he built along the way. Touching on the skills he gained from his early days in the medical ...

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September 27, 2022 20 mins

Tune in to Part 2 of the latest “Leader in Highlight” WE Podcast Series as Founder and CEO, Jackie Mattox chats with Scott Theune, President of the Americas Region for Plexus Corp. In this second episode, Scott first reflects on the legacy he wants to leave behind. He shares his pride in the areas of the company he’s worked to “move the ball forward”. He shares how he’s been able to give others the opportunity to grow and also the ...

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September 27, 2022 15 mins

Join Jackie Mattox as she chats with Scott Theune, President of the Americas Region for Plexus Corp, in the latest installment of the Women in Electronics Podcast “Leader in Highlight” Series. In Part 1, Scott tells us how he got his start at Plexus by looking for growth opportunities and how his global experiences contributed to his leadership skills and style. To learn more about Plexus, please visit them at https://link.edgepilo...

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Jackie Mattox, Founder and CEO, continues the conversation with industry veteran and Chief Executive Officer of Bud Industries, Blair Haas. In Part 2 of this “Leader in Highlight” interview series, Blair touches on his personal why. He shares that the electronics industry is one of the most fascinating industries because we are on the cutting edge of technology where we are continually learning and exploring new innovation. “I...

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Listen in as Founder and CEO, Jackie Mattox, hosts Blair Haas, Chief Executive Officer at Bud Industries. In part one of a two-part series, Blair chats about his memories growing up in this ever-changing industry had and how he learned the value in being able to pivot. He shares fun anecdotes about the early days of Bud Industries and their shift in product offering throughout the years to reinvent and stay relevant in new market v...

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