Dr. Sirisha Kuchimanchi
Semiconductor Manufacturing & Women Empowerment
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Dr. Sirisha Kuchimanchi is a former Semiconductor Tech Executive from Texas Instruments. She co-chaired the Technology & Manufacturing Women’s ERG, which supported over 500 employees across three continents and 8 countries. Sirisha is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, podcast host, and investor. She has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, is an IEEE Senior Member and holds a PMP certification. Sirisha hosts the Podcast “Women, Career & Life”, a top 30% of Spotify podcast. Sirisha is passionate about empowering women to achieve their career and financial goals, and to break barriers in male-dominated fields. She also leans into her technical expertise and is actively engaged in addressing the workforce development gap in the Semiconductor Industry. Read More
Sirisha was an Engineering & Manufacturing Executive for over 17 years at Texas Instruments, a Fortune 200 company. She has extensive experience in leadership roles in Engineering, Manufacturing, Development and Quality where she solved complex problems, invested in people development and built strong purpose driven teams. She proactively engaged with internal and external global customers (including automotive customers) at the SVP level, positively impacting customer perception.
Sirisha is an investor with a focus on women owned businesses. She hosts the podcast “Women, Career & Life”, where she provides practical ideas and resources for women to achieve their career & financial goals. She also hosts a weekly Live Radio Talk Show “Life Beats with Sirisha” on 104.1 FM for the South Asian Community. She strives to create a platform for diverse voices & perspectives to be heard, so listeners can succeed both personally and professionally while building a stronger community. Sirisha is on the elected Board of Governors of The Podcast Academy which supports podcast makers and globally advances the cultural merit of the medium. Sirisha has experienced 2 career breaks , the first through a layoff and the second when she was a stay at home.
In addition to her Ph.D. & MS in Materials Science & Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Sirisha holds a M.Sc. & B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Madras. Sirisha has 1 patent and 14 peer reviewed publications.
Bringing women together for honest conversations & empowering them as they strive towards Financial Independence
Stories & practical advice for Women to achieve their Career & Life Goals.
Featured in the top 30% of the Spotify Wrapped Podcasts for 2022.#womencareerandlife #paintlifetogether
& LIFE ADVICE
Career, Financial & Life advice for the South Asian Community.
Address, in particular, the challenges of being a 1st generation immigrant
SPEAKER & WORKSHOP FACILITATOR
Passionate about empowering students & women to achieve their career and financial goals.
Women in Tech
Career reentry after a break
Leadership & Workplace Culture
Graduate School & Beyond
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Senior Leader at Texas Instruments with roles in Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality. Extensive experience in proactively engaging with internal and external global customers (including automotive customers) at the SVP level, positively impacting customer perception. Expertise includes manufacturing operations, engineering, quality, project management and people development.
Empowering the semiconductor workforce through industry-academia engagement & strategic education.
Creating pipeline for next gen semiconductor innovation
- Promote semiconductor career paths
- Increase semiconductor program capacity
- Semiconductor Curriculum Consulting
- Modernize & enhance semiconductor programs
- Curriculum reviews, lab recommendations
- Supporting with Grant proposals
- Industry – Academia collaborations
- Semiconductor Manufacturing Courses
- Semiconductor Workforce Show
Global Community for South Asian Women to achieve their Career & Financial goals.
Bringing women together for honest conversations & empowering them as they strive towards Financial Independence.
Enabling smart, driven, ambitious women find the tools, skills, and support system to achieve their goals.
LIVE RADIO TALK SHOW (ARCHIVED)
Candid questions and lived experiences provide a colorful narrative of the South Asian diaspora giving us an opportunity to paint our own personal and professional pictures.