Intel diversity report for 2020 showed that the company had ups and downs in diversifying its workforce, with women in the US losing ground.
The chipmaker giant had a harder time retaining women in its US workforce than globally, according to the company’s annual diversity and inclusion report. “We progressed globally in our advancement of women in experienced and senior positions and saw significant growth among our Latinx and veteran populations. However, we also saw a decline in our overall U.S. representation of women,” the company says.
Published data show that Intel saw some decreases in the overall number of women, and the number of women in technical roles in the US. Overall, women slid to 26.3% from 26.5%, and women in technical roles fell to 23.5% from 23.7%.
Globally, these numbers rose to 27.8% from 27.4% and 25.2% from 24.6%, respectively. However, women accounted only for 21.3% of senior level, 18.5% of directors level and 21.1% of executives level roles.
“Our U.S. pay data shows fewer women and underrepresented groups at the company’s most senior levels, and therefore at the most highly compensated levels. White and Asian men make up many of our executive, senior director and manager positions in the highest EEO-1 pay categories, while more women and underrepresented groups hold fewer senior roles and therefore fill lower pay categories.”
According to Intel diversity report:
- Globally, overall women representation improved to 27.8% from 27.4%, while women in executive-level positions improved to 21.1% from 20.3%.
- Overall U.S. representation of women declined to 26.3% from 26.5%.
- While global technical women representation improved to 25.2% from 24.6%, technical women representation in the U.S. dropped to 23.5% from 23.7%.
- Overall, underrepresented minority populations improved to 16.2% from 15.8%, driven mostly by Latinx representation, which was up to 10.5% from 10%. African American representation was flat at 4.9%.
- The U.S. underrepresented minority executive population dropped to 8.4% from 8.8%, but underrepresented women executives increased to 2.4% from 1.8%.
- Women comprised about 27% of promotions to vice president.
- And since 2017, veteran representation in the U.S. has steadily increased and is up 1.4 percentage points (5.9% to 7.3%).
RAISING THE BAR OVER THE NEXT DECADE
In support of the RISE 2030 Goals, Intel’s diversity and inclusion plans 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 workforce,
- and ensuring inclusive leadership practices are embedded in the company’s global culture.