At Intel, we have a long and rich history of leadership in diversity and inclusion. I am proud to work for a company that treats diversity as a driver of innovation and leads by example through setting goals and sharing progress with transparency on our bold commitment to reach full representation in our U.S. workforce by the year 2020.
As Intel’s newly appointed Chief Human Resources Officer, I have the privilege of continuing to grow this legacy of leadership and further develop our executive bench. It is with great pride that I share with you the latest succession change within human resources.
Barbara Whye, Vice President of Human Resources and Executive Director of Strategy and External Partnerships in Global Diversity and Inclusion, will succeed Danielle Brown as our new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Human Resources. This role builds on her previous experience leading the external investment strategy and portfolio to accelerate progress towards achieving Intel’s 2020 diversity and inclusion workforce representation goals. Barbara joined Intel in 1995 as an engineer and has held a number of extensive leadership roles driving large scale change and enterprise wide results. Prior to working in human resources, she spent 15 years in various leadership roles responsible for acquiring and ramping up new facilities, and integrating talent for Intel worldwide. She joined the Human Resources and Global Diversity and Inclusion organization at the launch of the Diversity in Technology initiative in 2015.
Barbara has a solid track record as a champion of Intel’s culture of inclusion, and has worked tirelessly to create opportunities for employee engagement and business results. She was awarded the Society of Women Engineers’ coveted Spark Award for her advocacy of women and underrepresented minorities and advocates on behalf of Intel for STEM education. She most recently drove our multicultural retention and progression study that surveyed 15K employees to better understand root causes and challenges in retaining talent. Implementation of its findings are core to Barbara’s leadership vision and execution toward our stated commitments and goals.
Danielle Brown, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, will be moving into a new expanded role leading Business Human Resources for more than forty percent of our global employee population. As one of our new Group Chief Human Resource Officers, Danielle will lead the organization responsible for developing and deploying HR strategies and solutions that enable our sales and marketing, manufacturing and operations, and corporate support groups to deliver to Intel’s vision. In addition, Danielle will also run executive leadership development for our Vice President and Fellow population, managing Intel’s leadership pipeline, succession planning and development programs and processes.
Danielle leaves the Global Diversity and Inclusion group having achieved great results during her tenure including an increase in our U.S. female representation from 24.8% to 25.8% and URM representation from 12.4% to 12.5%; as well as achieving full promotion parity and pay parity for women and URMs across the corporation. Most recently under Danielle’s leadership, we’ve introduced foundational programs such as the WarmLine which enables us to better predict and address retention concerns for all employees. She is excited to apply her diversity experience and learnings in her next role, as Business Human Resources is critical to our company’s success and includes executing to the hiring, retention, progression and inclusion efforts designed by our Global Diversity and Inclusion team.
I am proud of Barbara and Danielle’s strong leadership and numerous contributions to Intel. Barbara and Danielle are each taking on critical roles for Intel’s future, and I expect them to drive significant business value in their new and expanded leadership roles.