Diversity and Inclusion are Key to Innovation
Our path to create a more inclusive and responsible workplace, industry and world is embedded in our purpose. Diversity and inclusion are instrumental in driving innovation and delivering strong business growth. We are committed to creating a better world through the power of our technology, our global scale and the expertise and passion of our employees. It’s not added work, it’s how we work.
We innovate and create business outcomes to drive lasting positive change. We do this by focusing our efforts on doing good for our people and our industry, our communities, and our world.
Click each box to learn more about our areas of focus.
For our people and industry
For our people and industry
At Intel, we provide a workplace where everyone has access and opportunity to achieve their best. Inclusion is one of Intel's core values and it is at the heart of our culture. We believe that when every employee has a voice and a sense of belonging, Intel can be more innovate, agile and competitive. We also know today’s greatest challenges require a shared commitment to the development of a more diverse technology industry, which includes commitments to social equity, supplier diversity, and industry collaboration.
For our communities
For our communities
Changing the future of the world also means supporting the communities we serve. Intel and the Intel Foundation have a strong legacy of partnering with community organizations, governments, and academia to catalyze action. This includes creating positive impact on global social challenges, broadening equitable access and opportunity to STEM education, and supporting community needs to inspire the next generation of innovators.
For our world
For our world
In support of making a positive global impact for our world, we are advancing responsible business practices across our global operations, value chain and beyond. We have strong systems to avoid and address human rights violations and look for ways to apply our technology to support the advancement of these global challenges.
Inclusive Pathways to Manufacturing in Arizona
In Arizona and Oregon, Intel is working with local community colleges and organizations to increase awareness and provide a unique and inclusive pathway to our industry to secure entry-level technician jobs at Intel, our suppliers, and even other semiconductor manufacturers in the region. For Intel’s Lisa Strothers, this means more time with family and exciting new growth opportunities.
Finding Refuge in IDAN after a Life-Changing Diagnosis
Intel’s Disability and Accessibility network allowed Marco Brenes of the Global Supply Chain and Factory Enabling Team to find support and community in the face of a difficult OCD diagnosis. He loves how IDAN opens spaces to education, reaches out to people, and makes them feel included. Learn about his journey with overcoming shame and reaching a point of pride in his neurodiversity.
Lessons in Leadership and Inclusion
Vernetta Dorsey spent nine and a half years in the United States Army; she believes that Veterans have unique, vital leadership skills that can be applied to the technology industry. Read about the lessons she learned during her time serving that she still carries with her in her daily life at Intel.
Ivan's Path to Education and Acceptance with IGLOBE
Ivan Ruiz is the proud father of a trans boy. From the very first moment his son explained to him what being a trans boy was, he decided to support his son throughout the transition and stayed right by his side. The IGLOBE community is committed to bridging gaps and creating communities of understanding, one step at a time, and making Ivan's journey with his son, the norm. Read about the difference IGLOBE made in Ivan’s allyship journey.
Expanding digital readiness across the globe
From Germany to South Korea, India, Poland and the U.S., Intel partners with governments, academia, and communities to make technology fully inclusive and expand digital readiness for all. In Germany, students Hana, Clara and Silja built the PAMELA ROBOT, a unique AI-based recyclable sorter for recycling plastic and aluminum using Intel technologies. Where did they learn the skills? From Intel-trained coaches at the University of Furtwangen as part of Digital Pact engagement.
Check out what Intel is doing to enable digital readiness across the globe.
Raising the bar with RISE 2030 – our progress
Our RISE strategy and 2030 goals set our global ambitions for where we want to be at the end of the decade and raise the bar for ourselves, and the industry. Through our 2030 Inclusive goals, we are committed to further advancing the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in leadership and technical positions at Intel, advancing accessibility, and embedding inclusive leadership practices in our culture and across our business. We have also set forth industry initiatives to help make technology fully inclusive and expand digital readiness.
Read about our progress in the 2021-22 Corporate Responsibility report.
A history of our leadership – Intel’s D&I journey through the years
Our efforts to address complex global issues aren’t new. In fact, Intel has a long and successful history of addressing inequities, gaps, environmental and social issues impacting our employees, communities, industry and world. In order to continue our progress, we are collaborating with others to create more diversity and inclusion in the industry, address global challenges, broaden access to opportunity, and inspire the next generation of innovators.
Click through the timeline to learn about a few of our past efforts and accomplishments to making positive change a reality.
How employees experience inclusion at Intel
The employee inclusion survey is an opportunity for employees to confidentially share feedback about their inclusion experiences. The survey provides important data used to help Intel develop or tailor programs, track progress, and identify gaps and opportunities to meet our RISE 2030 Inclusive Goals. The global aggregate results for the survey had strong favorable ratings (% of those who answered Strongly Agree or Agree), however the experience varies by employee demographic.
Read the article to see the full results and learn about what Intel is doing to foster inclusion for all.
Diversity and inclusion cannot be solved by one company alone.
It takes us all working together.
Dawn Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Social Impact
2021 was a year of unprecedented growth for Intel. We remain committed to our 2030 goals, which include increasing the number of women in technical roles to 40%, doubling the number of women and underrepresented minorities in senior leadership roles, advancing accessibility and increasing the percentage of employees who self-identify as having a disability to 10% of our workforce, and ensuring inclusive leadership practices are embedded in our global culture.
A U.S. Snapshot of Our People1
Transparency and open sharing of our data enables us to both celebrate progress and identify key areas for action and improvement. For the first time, we have integrated all Intel workforce population data and added two new population categories – “2 or More” and “Other” allowing us to show our company’s representation more accurately.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not require employers to file EEO-1 pay data, but we continue to believe it is important to disclose it publicly. We must be transparent with our data to hold ourselves accountable and encourage industrywide action.
Learn more about Intel’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and social impact.
RISE 2030 Goals
We are raising the bar for ourselves and evolving our corporate responsibility strategy to increase the scale of our work with others to create a more responsible, inclusive, and sustainable world, enabled through technology and our collective RISE 2030 goals.
Intel is committed to improving lives around the world as a catalyst for change by investing in innovative STEM programs, providing disaster relief, and amplifying the investments of Intel employees across a broad spectrum of personal philanthropy and volunteerism.
We are focused on driving a sustained culture of accessibility, embracing technology to eliminate barriers, foster innovation, and empower all people to reach their full potential.
Employee Resource Groups
We encourage employee connection through our network of Intel chartered 40+ Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Leadership Councils (LCs). The ERGs and LCs are organized around race, national origin, gender identity, parenthood, diverse abilities, education, faith and beliefs, and other common affinities.