Diversity and Inclusion at Intel: Read Barbara Whye's Op-ed; Intel-Lenovo Research

September 10, 2020 1:00 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- U.K. publication PCR magazine has published “Is your workplace attractive to Generation Z?”, an op-ed from Barbara Whye, Intel chief officer of Diversity and Inclusion and corporate vice president of HR and social impact. Today, Intel also released the second installment of its global research report commissioned with Lenovo that considers what employees of different ages and genders expect when it comes to workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I).

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Barbara H. Whye is the chief diversity and inclusion officer and corporate vice president of social impact and human resources at Intel Corporation. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Barbara H. Whye is the chief diversity and inclusion officer and corporate vice president of social impact and human resources at Intel Corporation. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

In PCR, Whye writes about a U.K.-based study that Intel recently launched assessing expectations of Generation Z (people born from 1996 to 2002) concerning diversity and personal experiences of bias – and how these will contribute to shaping their future career paths. The findings were clear: For Gen Z, D&I is a deciding factor when considering future careers. Since the workforce now consists of multiple generations, it’s important to understand their viewpoints and experiences in order to be inclusive of all. Gen Z in particular expects companies to understand and respect its needs and will not conform to a culture that doesn’t align with its values.

She writes: "From social equity to climate change, this is a generation that is determined to make a difference. When it comes to work, Intel’s research found that a majority of Gen Zs in the U.K. would be hesitant to take a job from a company that does not have diverse representation in senior leadership roles. Moreover, in choosing between competing job offers, a company’s stance on diversity and inclusivity is almost as important as the pay offered.”

» Read the full op-ed on the PCR magazine website.

As part of its joint research with Lenovo, Intel examined Gen Z’s global perspective on D&I with a focus on gender differences and the importance of leadership diversity. It surveyed over 5,000 people recruited by Lucid, a global survey platform, between Dec. 19, 2019, and Jan. 7, 2020. Key findings include:

» New Research from Intel and Lenovo (Installment 2) | Intel and Lenovo Research Finds Tech is Essential to Driving Global Diversity and Inclusion (Installment 1)

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