Diversity and Inclusion @ FormFactor
"We strive to be a company that makes diversity and inclusion a priority. Not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because the facts are clear - companies with diverse teams deliver better results. Success in our business relies on relentless advancement and innovation, so attracting, engaging and retaining a diverse team of scientists, engineers, technicians, and professionals with a passion for excellence and invention in all aspects of our business is a corporate imperative.
Our commitment to diversity starts at the top, with three females on our board of eight directors. We’re proud to say that FormFactor’s board is of one of the most diverse in our industry. In addition, Kelley, Rebeca and Sheri bring more than gender diversity to our board. With unique backgrounds in different industries, they bring wisdom and fresh perspectives that inﬂuence how we innovate in all aspects of our business, generating value for our customers, shareholders, and employees."
Mike Slessor - CEO
Improving diversity and inclusion in our global organization is a work in progress. And while we’re making steady gains, there’s much more to be done. We can’t improve what we don’t measure which is why we’re committed to continuously tracking our progress on all fronts. Although we’re in the early stages of this eﬀort, we intend to report updates on successes and areas of strength, as well as areas that need improvement. We expect to learn much along the way. We’ll report on that too.
When every employee has equal access to opportunities and feels that their voice is heard and reﬂected in everything we do as a company, innovation can thrive. Big ideas are ampliﬁed and there’s less room for group-think. That’s why we empower our managers to embed inclusive practices in every business function at FormFactor. We know that game-changing ideas don’t take shape in silos; they ﬂourish best when the status quo is fearlessly and safely challenged by diﬀerent thoughts and ideas from employees collaborating across functions. Our customers embrace thought diversity to build devices that are enabling technology trends like 5G telecommunications, artiﬁcial intelligence, connected cars, smart cities, and so much more. As an important player in that complex ecosystem, we do too.
Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better performing companies.
Our company’s percentages, from the overall U.S. corporate view, are comparable to external equal employment opportunity (EEO) benchmarking. However, our work in this arena is never done, and we continually strive for improvement in our demographic make-up. We are improving our demographic make-up throughout our people processes – from recruiting and hiring to developing and retaining team members with diverse background and experiences.
Hispanic or LatinX0%
Two or More Races0%
Black or African American0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0%
American Indian or Alaskan Native0%
* Data as of October 2020 - Employee Population 2,000 - Rounded to nearest whole percent
“A workforce that believes they are respected, welcome, and treated fairly will feel empowered. They go above and beyond what their specific role and responsibilities are. This leads to an increase in performance by them, their team, and the organization as a whole. Having a diverse range of perspectives from several cultural backgrounds results in better decisions and results.”
- Eduardo Padilla, Director Manufacturing Engineering @ FormFactor, Inc.
“At FormFactor, we strongly believe that diverse talent is necessary to bring out the best in any team and build world-class products. We are continuously creating a more inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued, appreciated and can contribute to their highest potential. With this emphasis on D&I, we are surely developing a culture that can help foster innovation, boost employee morale and make it a great workplace overall.”
- Vahini Badagowni, Senior Electrical Design Engineering Manager @ FormFactor, Inc.
“At FormFactor, we are actively promoting and supporting Diversity and Inclusion. It has become part of the company culture. We believe it is one of the keys for our success.”
- Richard Wang, Programmer/Analyst @ FormFactor, Inc.
“Here at FormFactor, you are not just a face in the crowd or a cog in the machine. People know each other's names whether they work in the accounting department or are down on the floor building parts. My coworkers are not just people I go to meetings with and share data with. They also have quickly become my friends. It's good to know that you have people to support you.”
- Emily Preston, Principal Process Engineer @ FormFactor, Inc.
“FormFactor offers equal opportunities for all. An open and inclusive environment allows our employees to connect and belong at a more intellectual and emotional level. Employees from diverse backgrounds have offered us the opportunity to explore differences and include new perspectives in our business decisions.”
- Pauline Phang, Senior Director, Asia Controller @ FormFactor, Inc.
Women of FormFactor
We are proud to know that we have women of various backgrounds within FormFactor. With the launch of b3.wn in 2019, we aim to showcase and cheer on their accomplishments. b3.wn stands for Beautiful, Brilliant and Bold Women Network. These B words are the empowering characteristics of modern women to achieve our highest happiness potential at work, home and society. b3.wn welcomes FormFactor women (and men), as well all women in the semiconductor industry, to connect and support each other to achieve our personal and professional best. Little did we anticipate how quickly it would gather steam. Before long, we now have expanded the b3.wn group globally to 7 countries, more than 150 members. We hosted various events featuring themes that ranged from strategies to improve work/life balance and honing leadership skills, to mastering eﬀective business communications.
GLOBAL WOMEN REPRESENTATION
* Data as of October 2020
At FormFactor, the percentage of women in our workforce is growing, with good progress adding women in technical roles. Today, women on FormFactor’s board of directors hold three of our eight seats. We are proud to be among the leaders in our industry in gender diversity on our board.
* Data as of October 2020
Looking ahead, we’re excited to expand the b3.wn. initiative. We intend to take it global, invite interesting guest speakers and keep the conversations ﬂowing. Most of all, we aim to provide a welcoming venue that fosters a rich exchange of wisdom and experience. And that transcends gender, age, culture, and race. We invite everyone along for the ride!
FormFactor is committed to host multiple Diversity and Inclusion events. We aim to provide an environment everyone can feel a part of. We are proud of everything that makes us what we are.