“A Bold Statement” from Intel
On Tuesday, January 6, Intel made a bold statement at the annual International CES show in Las Vegas announcing an aggressive program to rebalance the gender and ethnic composition of its workforce. Facing several substantial headwinds including the very low percentage of both female and black in the technology workforce and the limited supply of skilled workers in those groups, Intel announced the creation of a $300M fund for engineering scholarships and support for historically black schools. “That’s a big deal” said Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at Stanford University and author of a recent book on women in the technology industry.
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