Intel Celebrates Women in Technology at Grace Hopper Conference

October 19, 2016

News Byte

October 19, 2016

Just as imagining the future and solving problems require diversity of thought and authentic perspectives, we at Intel believe that diversity and inclusion are essential for innovation and growth. An absence of perspectives limits our ability to understand and design for our own customers, and undermines our continued relevance and growth as an industry.

Reversing the gender imbalance in the technology industry is a crucial component of Intel’s Diversity in Technology initiative, announced in January 2015. In February 2016, Intel announced 100 percent gender pay parity in its workforce which was maintained as of the 2016 mid-year report. The mid-year 2016 report, released in August, also revealed that an increase of female representation to 25.4 percent in the U.S. workforce (one of the highest figures in recent years), increase of technical female representation to 21.2 percent, and that women represented 42.9 percent of new leadership (VP-level and above) hires in first half 2016. In August, Intel signed the Equal Pay Pledge to commit to take action to advance equal pay.

Intel has long focused on creating a flexible place to work so that women feel supported in maintaining a healthy work/life balance while pursuing their careers. Programs such as eight weeks paid bonding leave for parents, split sabbaticals and doubled reimbursement for emergency back-up childcare and near-site childcare centers, have long been in place. Additional programs include competitive fertility and adoption benefit coverage and protégé programs to connect female leadership with female staff to guide their professional development and serve as an advocate for progressing their career.

Each October, technology companies worldwide come together to honor the achievements and encourage the aspirations of women technologists at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Presented by the Anita Borg Institute and Association of Computing Machinery, the conference serves as a focal point to recognize critical contributions women have made to computing, to discuss the progress our industry has made toward becoming more diverse and inclusive, and in doing so, to challenge ourselves to perform even better. The industry still has a long way to go, but the collective efforts of technology companies, diversity advocates, and support at the national level are instrumental to inciting this type of change.

At Intel, we look forward to participating in the celebration and furthering the discussion around women in the tech industry:

With Intel’s longstanding commitment to women in the technology industry, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing serves as a key forum for continuing the conversation on these topics and for celebrating the women who contribute immeasurably to our field.

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