Sony Electronics Inc. (SEL), the headquarter of Sony's electronics business in the North America, which is located in San Diego, California, the United States, has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. SEL recently shared its commitment to diversity by supporting professional women, granting the wish of a young girl with cancer, and reminding the community that Sony not only has amazing products; but is also an employer of choice. On Monday, March 14, 2016, the North San Diego Business Chamber kicked off the 6th Annual San Diego Women's Week. This annual event drew over 1,500 women and 50 companies to participate in a week of events designed around inspiring, empowering and connecting women. This event has become so popular, its reach has expanded beyond San Diego to neighboring counties. SEL made multifaceted contributions as an advocate sponsor, planning participant, panel expert and exhibitor.
In the weeks leading up to the events, Cathy Wozney and Carole Samuelson from Human Resources contributed to the planning community as the Business Chamber prepared for each event. As a sponsor, SEL was awarded tickets to all four of the week's events, which were shared with employees in the San Diego area. On Monday and Fridays' events, there was an exhibitor hall where the SEL team, Angela Burnette and Carole Samuelson, showcased a collection of Sony products to include 4K television, High-Resolution headphones and WALKMAN®. Between panels and featured speakers, attendees eagerly learned about the new technologies Sony has created in both vision and sound. Attendees also discussed Sony's upcoming 70th anniversary and the presence in the San Diego community for over four decades.