Workshop for Women in Design Automation (WWINDA)

Mission Statement:
To be a workshop of relevance to women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA), by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas for successful careers in the EDA profession, to address the particular needs of professional women and to provide an opportunity for peer networking.

2010 WWINDA Chair:  Pamela Parrish, Sun Microsystems
2010 WWINDA Vice-Chair:  Holly Stump, Jasper Design Automation

2010 WWINDA Steering Committee:
Karla Reynolds
Michelle Clancy, Publicity Chair, 47th DAC
Marie R. Pistilli, Co-Chair, Board of Directors, MP Associates, Inc.

Recent Topics Include:
2009 46th DAC “Career Crossroads – Who has the map?”
2008 45th DAC “Networking, Negotiation, and Nonsense: Achieving Career Balance in an Unbalanced World”
2007 44th DAC "Managing Your Career"
2006 43rd DAC "Working the 80/20 Rule for Success - Focusing in on What Matters"
2005 42nd DAC "Cultural Evolution: Keeping Pace with Organizational Diversity"
2004 41st DAC "Career and Life Drivers - "Passion vs. Ambition"
2003 40th DAC "Would Life be Different if Risk were Not a Factor? Managing Life & Career Transition"

Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award:


Women have made important contributions and strides in the EDA industry for over 20 years. In an effort to recognize those who have dedicated time towards these achievements, the DAC Executive Committee presents an annual award to honor an individual who has made significant contributions in helping women advance in the field of EDA technology. The Award presentation to the 2009 recipient will take place at WWINDA.

Previous recipients of the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award:
46th DAC – Telle Whitney, Anita Borg Institute
45th DAC - Louise Trevillyan, IBM Research Center
44th DAC - Jan Willis, Calibra Consulting
43rd DAC - Ellen Yoffa, IBM Research
42nd DAC - Kathryn Kranen, Jasper Design Automation, Inc.
41st DAC - Mary Jane Irwin, Penn State Univ.
40th DAC - Karen Bartleson, Synopsys, Inc.
39th DAC - Ann Rincon, AMI Semiconductor