by Ray Hayes
By the year 2018, Intel expects to reach its goal of having the same percentage of women and minorities in its workforce as the US tech industry percentage. This is two years earlier than its initial projection of 2020. Although expectations will be met soon, Intel is far from done impacting and diversifying its workforce. Barbara Whye, Intel’s Vice President and director of business HR for CISA and chief diversity and inclusion officer, spoke about Intel’s intention to change its workforce. “If we’re trying to create products for the future, the population of that future has to be represented today,”
Intel’s fight to close the diversity gap has not been easy and their journey is unlike any other tech company. Unlike most tech firms, Intel releases its demographics report twice a year and identifying how minorities are increasing within the tech field.
According to CNet, “One tack Intel’s taken toward retention is its WarmLine, which is an online hotline, for lack of a better phrase, that provides help or resources to any employee experiencing an issue at work.”
Intel’s goal is to look like the global population and with the company’s innovative ideas that could eventually become a reality.