WE Podcast

WE Podcast

Women in Electronics (WE) is a non profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the Electronics Industry, the component side of the tech industry. Founder and CEO, Jackie Mattox, interviews male and female leaders to discuss relevant leadership topics, gender parity, and best practices for corporate diversity and inclusion policies.

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July 20, 2022 22 min
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. “It’s s...
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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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Jackie Mattox hosts Kristie Pierson, Director of Business Operations for Global Supply Chain Services at Arrow Electronics, in the latest episode of WE’s Leader in Highlight Podcast. Kristie tells us about the wide hat she wears in “A Day in the Life of Kristie” and shares how staying curious and being open to new opportunities landed her where she is today. Kristie also shares her thoughts on the importance of flexibility in the w...

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Hear from Cindy Weir, Senior Director of Global Product & Purchasing at PEI-Genesis, as she chats with Founder and CEO of WE, Jackie Mattox, about her start in the industry, the importance of having a great support system, and doing what you say you're going to do. With Cindy's 40+ years' experience in industry, she reflects on moving up the corporate ladder throughout her career and the transition to managing y...

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WE chats with Chris Church, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Macrofab  about his digital manufacturing platform as a one stop shop to help customers manage critical workflows in real time providing the agility needed to ensure customer goals and success. Chris fills us in on the collaborative effort in working with channel partners in order to best service the end user.  Chris fills us in on his personal "why" and so...

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Jackie Mattox, WE Founder & CEO, chats with Jeff Henderson regarding his session at the Women in Electronics 6th Annual Leadership Conference. Jeff gives us a glimpse of the type of leadership that inspires and his own personal "why". He emphasizes clarity in leadership and  how important it has become to lead with values, offer kindness, caring, compassion, and encourage conversations regarding mental and emotional hea...

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Tune in as Jackie Mattox interviews WE Member in Highlight, Stephannie Bronson, who serves the role as Head/Director of Customer Service and Sales Operations at KEMET, a Yageo Company,  and champion for the WE Mentorship Program.  Stephannie fills us in on a few essential leadership principals passed down from her mentor and how those principals have shaped her career.  She gives insights into the work/life balance conversation, ad...

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Jackie Mattox chats with Ashley Quinlan, VP Global Distribution and Digital Marketing Strategy at Samtec.  Ashley chats about her career journey and how she got her start  in the Electronics Industry. 

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Hear from Sager's Director of Marketing Communications and WE Marketing Chair & Advisory Board Member, Maryellen Stack, as she chats with WE Founder & CEO, Jackie Mattox, about her career in the industry.  Maryellen talks to us about the perspective working mothers and caregivers bring to the workplace and how we can push past some barriers along the way.  Maryellen chats about being a rising leader in a male dominated ...

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Founder and CEO, Jackie Mattox,  continues the conversation with distribution leader and industry veteran Chris Beeson in Part 2 of his interview series. In looking back over his lengthy career, Chris shares how the fundamentals of the industry are the same; a business built on relationships, trust and long-term thinking, but the methodologies are different. He shares that while sales is still a key component to success, digital ha...

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In WE Radio's latest "Leader in Highlight," WE Founder & CEO Jackie Mattox speaks with Chris Beeson,  Group Senior Vice President-Electronics at RS Components, an Electrocomponents Company. In Part 1 of this two-part interview, Chris focuses on the convergence of electronic components distribution into other areas beyond the traditional parts sales model. In what Chris refers to as a "moving equation,"  he s...

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WE Founder & CEO, Jackie Mattox, chats with Philip Stoten,  Shareholder at EMS Now & Founder and Managing Partner at SCOOP,  a marketing and communications organization  specializing in content writing & business strategy for all aspects of the Electronics Industry.  Philip discusses the dynamics of the industry and global supply chain, the intent of  his podcast to tell the stories of strategic industry leaders, and he...

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Founder and CEO, Jackie Mattox,  chats with entrepreneur and journalist, Philip Stoten, in Part 2 of his interview series regarding digital transformation, innovation, designing for disruption, and diversity issues.  Philip talks about diversity in design and leadership being critical for attracting youth for the future success of the industry.  Philip recommends recruiting talent with the goal of creating a diverse management team...

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Founding  Women in Electronics Advisory Board Member and industry rep with Kruvand Associates, Tobi Cornell, chats with us about the channel and how she got her first start in the industry. Tobi communicates the benefits of the rep business, how it has changed, and the motivation for being a part of the industry as a whole. Tobi communicates the desire for our rising youth to enter the Electronics Industry and what it will take to ...

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Debbie Conyers passes the baton to ECIA’s new Director of Marketing Communications and Member Engagement, Stephanie Tierney, and offers some insightful messages for the industry.  Stephanie shares her personal side and communicates her background in the industry and goals for her new role at ECIA, while Debbie encourages her to  "make it her own".  Debbie shares her plans for retirement and also encourage the industry to &#...

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Allison elaborates on emotional intelligence being the most important trait of hiring talent. Tough but fair. "I expect the best in people and I want them to expect the best of me."  Confidence building, believe in yourself.  Be clear about your goals, communicate them and believe you can get there. Get sponsorship and work for an organization that supports your goals.  Allison encourages us to channel emotion into passion ...

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WE Founder and CEO, Jackie Mattox, chats with Allison Sabia, CEO of Galco Industrial about her career journey, from Finance major with high hopes of Wall Street to CEO in the Electronics Industry.  Allison attributes her success to the initial foundation of business acumen skills and having a global,  strategic perspective. She emphasizes cultivating and growing relationships as being critical to career advancement and the importan...

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Tune into this Part One of a Two-Part Series with Debbie Conyers  from ECIA (Electronics Components Industry Association) as she chats with us about her entry into the Electronics Industry and her evolving role over the years in member engagement. Debbie reflects on the generosity of the industry and the relationships she has developed over the years. Debbie also communicates her passion for First Robotics and encourages support of...

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In Part 2 of our interview with Melanie Pizzey, she chats with us about being a female leader in a male-dominated industry. She reflects upon her early role models being the strong women in her family and foundational TTI leaders, Paul Andrews and Craig Conrad. Melanie had an early determination to succeed and was taught to value and accept people for who they are. She learned how to navigate the boardroom to ensure her thoughts we...

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Tune in to this long awaited interview with Melanie Pizzey, VP Global Business Operations at TTI.  Melanie walks us through her career journey, fresh out of college to now, as she celebrates her 35 year work anniversary - while TTI celebrates their 50 year.  She talks about the strength of the organization being the foundational values laid by founder, Paul Andrews, and describes the challenges and profound loss experienced followi...

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