Intel’s Continued Commitment to Transparency and Equity at All Levels
The following is an opinion editorial by Barbara Whye from Intel Corporation:
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Barbara Whye is chief diversity and inclusion officer and vice president of Human Resources for the Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group at Intel Corporation. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
At Intel, we believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive culture are key to our evolution and to driving our growth. If we want to shape the future of technology, our workforce must be representative of that future. Transparency and open sharing of our data enable us to both celebrate our progress and confront our setbacks on that journey. We feel a sense of responsibility to continue to lead the industry in this space by raising the transparency bar for ourselves and, as a result, raising it for others.
That’s why today, in keeping with that commitment, we are disclosing our latest workforce representation data. We are also releasing our 2017 and 2018 EEO-1 pay data, as we pledged to do in October. These datasets each tell an important part of the story and point to work that lies ahead.
Hopefully, openly sharing the details of our representation journey will encourage others in the industry to do the same. When transparency reveals areas for improvement, we must work together to understand the challenges and put forth specific actions to create a more inclusive industry. Overcoming systemic challenges will require accountability on all fronts and a fierce sense of urgency.
Working toward better representation
I am proud that our company reached full market representation in our U.S. workforce last year. This was achieved through a comprehensive strategy that encompassed hiring, retention and progression. However, there is much more to be done.
Intel was one of the first companies to launch a report with its workforce representation and we’ve been happy to see at least a dozen other companies join us over the years. This year, we are including a deeper look at our leadership levels, our directors and executives, to show a more comprehensive picture. We are also looking beyond the U.S. and expanding disclosure of our global diversity data, as we’ve been focused on extending our diversity and inclusion initiatives to our entire workforce throughout 2019.