Semiconductor company Intel announced today that it has promoted Barbara  Whye, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Social Impact and Human Resources, to Corporate Vice President. The company stated that the new appointment reflects Whye’s expanded role overseeing the Intel Foundation and the Corporate Responsibility Office to create more sustainable systemic change and to expand Intel’s social impact globally.

Intel Chief People Officer Sandra Rivera said:

“Against the backdrop of COVID-19 and a demand for greater social justice, Barb has shown deep understanding of our employees’ needs and is leading Intel and our industry to accelerate momentum in diversity, inclusion, corporate responsibility and social equity initiatives. She and her team have turned this moment of crisis into a movement for action, and she has distinguished herself as a leader within Intel and in the industry.”

Whye has been with Intel for over 25 years, serving as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer since 2017, with responsibility for investments and strategies that accelerate progress and integrate diversity and inclusion across the ecosystem to enhance innovation and drive business results. She led Intel’s $300 million Diversity in Technology initiative, achieving full representation in its U.S. workforce in October 2018. Whye also leads the investment strategy for Intel’s global STEM education portfolio, with an emphasis on girls and underserved populations.