|Intel CEO Brian Krzanich|
Like many technology companies, Intel also has a high percentage of white males employed than women. But they recently announced their plan to change that by investing $300 million to support more representation of women and minorities in technology and in gaming development. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich plans to set the example for other technology companies to do the right thing and create more opportunities in these technology fields for women and minorities.
Step in the right direction
Krzanich's plan is a step in the right direction in creating more diversity in technology fields. The CEO's announcement came about the same time that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came under attack for his comment that women should simply have "faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along." Unfortunately, his comment was interpreted as a suggestion that women should not ask for raises.
Intel's plan is to increase the hiring and retention and progression of women and minorities to reach full representation by the year 2020. As Krzanich explained it, "This isn't just good business," he said. "This is the right thing to do."
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