Intel Corporation – VP and Director, Business HR, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Barbara H. Whye is Vice President and Director, Business HR and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer 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 2018. A champion of Intel’s culture of inclusion, 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. Prior to joining HR, 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. Barbara also led the investment strategy for Intel’s global (STEM) education portfolio 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. 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.