Alicia Scott is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Management at ON Semiconductor. Alicia leads the diversity and inclusion (D&I) team to ensure it is embedded within everything the organization does based on workplace inclusion, workforce diversity and community partnerships, recognizing that the company is at its strongest when it effectively draws upon the wide variety of experiences, knowledge, culture and backgrounds from all employees and leaders. With changing demographics, increasing demand from customers, and mobility across borders, Alicia’s mission for the D&I initiative at ON Semiconductor is to shift how the organization attracts, retains and develops talent to create a more inclusive environment that leverages diversity effectively. Having been with ON Semiconductor since becoming a public company in 2000 working in product engineering, new product development and BU operations, Alicia noticed a great need and demand for a D&I initiative at a global company that was experiencing immense growth, reaching $5.5 billion in revenue at the end of 2019. In 2017, Alicia transitioned to lead this initiative at the organization from a global perspective, working with the executive team and board of directors to develop, enhance and deploy a comprehensive global D&I strategy. During Alicia’s tenure leading the D&I initiative, it has grown to include seven Affinity Network Groups including the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), STEM UP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for the Underrepresented Population), Cultivate (multi-generational), Employee Activity Committee (EAC), Black Employee Network (BEN), Continua (LGBTQ+), and Veteran and Military Employees (VME). Alicia also serves as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Senior Leadership Council, is a Business Ethics Liaison and committee member for Global Corporate Giving program for the company.
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Romy sits down with Alicia Scott to talk about her 20+ years at ON Semiconductor, from being a woman in STEM to heading D&I and talent management.