Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and VP of Human Resources, Intel Corporation
Barbara H. Whye is Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Human Resources at Intel Corporation. She leads Intel’s Diversity in Technology initiative as the company endeavors to reach its goal of full representation in its U.S. workforce by 2020. A champion of Intel’s culture of inclusion, with 21 years of experience, she develops strategy that accelerates progress and integrates diversity and inclusion across the ecosystem to enhance innovation and drive business results.
Barbara joined Intel in 1995 as an engineer and held a number of leadership roles driving large scale, enterprise-wide change. Prior to joining HR and Global Diversity and Inclusion in 2015, she spent 15 years in key leadership and project engineering roles responsible for acquiring and starting up new facilities for Intel Corporation worldwide including Talent Management as an expatriate in San José, Costa Rica. Barbara also led the investment strategy for Intel’s global (STEM) education portfolio, with an emphasis on girls and underserved populations and was a strategist on Intel’s global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment, Girl Rising.
Barbara earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of South Carolina and her MBA from the university’s Darla Moore School of Business. Recognized as a force for positive social change, she has been awarded with the 2014 National Society of Black Engineers Career Excellence Award, a 2015 Society of Women Engineers Spark Award, and a 2016 Inspiring Women of South Carolina Award.