Intel: Barbara Whye
Barbara H. Whye is Intel’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and VP of Human Resources for the Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group (TSCG), the company’s largest business group. This group is responsible for aligning technology, engineering, product design and business direction to extend Intel’s strategy and speed execution across the client device and IoT segments — all core to growth in the smart and connected compute era. She also leads Intel’s Diversity in Technology $300M initiative which resulted in reaching full representation in Intel's U.S. workforce in October 2018. The company’s workforce now reflects the percent of women and underrepresented minorities available in the U.S. skilled labor market.
A champion of Intel’s culture of inclusion, with 21 years of experience, she develops strategies that accelerate progress and integrate 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 and 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 Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education and empowerment. 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, a 2016 Inspiring Women of South Carolina Award, and 2019 BLACK ENTERPRISE Most Powerful Women in Corporate Diversity Award.