Micron Technology Boise location

Micron Technology announced today that it’s named Sharawn Connors vice president of diversity and inclusion, elevating the position to the vice president level. “We had somebody who was responsible for diversity and inclusion, but not at the VP level,” said company spokeswoman Erica Pompen.

Conners previously headed global diversity and inclusion efforts at Flex, formerly Flextronics, including initiatives to improve pay equity across the company’s global workforce, establishing a Diversity & Inclusion Center of Excellence and establishing employee resource groups.

Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron CEO, said in a news release, “Micron’s best innovation springs from our team members’ diverse experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. The unique diversity of our team and the inclusivity of our culture is a core strategic advantage.”

“Sharawn’s experience will drive Micron’s success by helping us attract the broadest possible talent pool and ensuring every team member feels empowered to contribute their best every day.”

Micron Technology, the high-tech firm that started designing semiconductors in Boise, now has 18 worldwide locations, including locations across Asia and Europe as well as the United States. The company was recognized as one of Forbes’ best employers for diversity in 2019. You can read my full story here at idahopress.com (subscription required), or pick up Wednesday’s edition of the Idaho Press.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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