Madonna C. Bolano, Co-Chair
Human Resources Executive/Consultant
Madonna Bolano is a 25+ year executive veteran of Silicon Valley who recently retired from her global leadership role of Human Resources at Applied Materials and its 20,000+ employees. She and her team supported the business to attract, develop, and retain industry-leading talent as well as provided a climate and the incentives to maximize the value they created for Applied Materials. She worked with the team to successfully transform the company’s vision, mission, and values, champion diversity and inclusion, develop and execute a winning strategy, improve employee engagement, close and integrate mergers and acquisitions, and create and staff new businesses and functions.
She has held HR leadership positions at SunPower, Lam Research Corporation and AG Associates (now part of Mattson Technology, Inc.). While enjoying her planned early retirement, she continues to serve on the board for Teen Success Inc., while pursuing her passions, including the development of more women and people of color in STEM.
Ms. Bolano has been recognized for her achievements and influence inside and outside the workplace. She received the 2015 YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Award and in 2014 she was named one of the "Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology" by the National Diversity Council and a “Woman Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal. She was a board member of the Applied Materials Foundation and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, conferred with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley.
Empowering teen mothers, transforming lives
Teen Success, Inc. empowers young mothers to complete high school and persist through post-secondary education while nurturing their child’s positive development to ensure the success of the whole family.
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