Why Intel’s CEO attends a monthly diversity committee meeting

Not everyone has $300M to dedicate to these initiatives, but this is Whye (and we) believes more companies need to work with each other to innovate and create sustainable, measurable and cross-industry #diversity, #inclusion and #culture capabilities.

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Who’s interested: Primary – DEI practioners, Secondary – Senior Leaders

Takeaway(s):
-Barbara Whye (CDO): “Take #diversity, we tried to hire our way to success, but we found we couldn’t hire our way [to greater numbers of women and people of color] without addressing progression and retention.”

– Bob Swan (CEO): “Our investors are asking, ‘Are you building the right teams, the right environment, the right culture, so that you can bring your purpose to life?’ I would say over time the absence of these kinds of programs is going to be more of a problem in the eyes of an investor.”

ideascape thought(s): Not everyone has $300M to dedicate to these initiatives, but this is Whye (and we) believes more companies need to work with each other to innovate and create sustainable, measurable and cross-industry #diversity#inclusion and #culture capabilities.

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