Channeling Your Inner Champion

Workshop Speakers: Kiet Kuru and Candy Yu

Channeling Your Inner Champion (Fireside Chat: 12:55-1:40PM)

As we work to build the world around us as engineers, building it to work for everyone is of the utmost importance. Bringing your authentic self to the workplace is vital to creating the diverse workforce we need to accomplish that. Be the best engineer you can be by being authentic, using your voice, and #stompingoutstereotypes.

Candy Yu



B.S. Physics | Santa Clara University

M.S. Industrial Engineering| Arizona State University

Job Title: 

Honeywell ISC Director of Supplier Readiness


Air & Thermal Products

About Me:

Program Manager in Supplier Engineering and New Product Development since 2019. Have worked for Intel, Motorola, Ingersoll Rand, Rogers and Carlisle. Some fun facts about Candy: She follows USC football, collects President’s Awards, has been to 48 states and many national parks, takes epic hikes (Havasupai Fall, Angel’s Landing in Zion NP and Grand Canyon NP) before a new role and a mother of four.

Kiet Kuru



B.S. and M.S. Materials Science & Engineering| MIT

About Me:

She was at Intel for 14yrs before she moved to 4 more semiconductor companies, all part of M&As landing her at various technical and commercial management roles including Directorship and General Management for a Swiss company, Abilis, to a Taiwanese company, ALi Technologies and now with a German company, Infineon. She traveled extensively globally in all her roles. She has 2 children, both graduating this year, one from HS, one from college. She enjoys doing laser engraving as a hobby and sells her creations under the Uniqkool brand online. Other than that, she also enjoys hiking, volunteering and reconnecting with old friends and classmates.

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Published on February 28th, 2023

Last updated on February 28th, 2023