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Intel, Dell, Nasdaq, NTT DATA And Snap Form An Alliance Focused On Diversity And Inclusion

There has been increased attention on how business leaders address diversity , equity, and inclusion in the workplace. After nearly a year since the nation experienced civil unrest, a group of large corporations are banning together to keep the conversation going. Intel , Dell Technologies, Nasdaq, NTT DATA And Snap Inc. have teamed up to formulate a new coalition called the Alliance for Global Inclusion, Intel shared in a recent press release . Dawn Jones, Intel’s chief diversity and inclusion officer (CDIO) and vice president of social impact, told AfroTech that the companies formed this coalition to further commit to developing and aligning on shared metrics that track progress in diversity and inclusion. “This isn’t new for Intel – we’ve been growing and expanding our efforts to create more inclusiveness and close critical representation gaps for many years, and as we’ve done so, we realized that our efforts alone are not enough,”  Jones told AfroTech. “We connected with...

Michelai Graham

May 20, 2021

Intel Commits $5M to Develop Tech Law and Policy Center at North Carolina Central University

Tech giant Intel is continuing its long-standing global diversity and inclusion initiatives with its latest partnership with HBCU North Carolina Central University (NCCU). According to a company announcement, Intel has pledged a generous $5 million donation — $1 million annually over the next five years — toward building the university’s very own tech law and policy center and empowering the next generation of HBCU tech leaders. Intel plans to allocate its funds to build up a strong foundation for the center — which consists of key staff, an endowed professorship, need-based scholarships for students experiencing financial hardships, and additional startup costs needed to develop the center. “As a company and industry, we need to do better to ensure legal and policy jobs are available to all communities, because talent is everywhere but opportunity is not,” said Steven R. Rodgers, Intel’s general counsel, in a press statement. “At the beginning of this year, we began to hold our...

Njera Perkins

Feb 17, 2021

STEM Next Plans to Engage 1 Million Girls in STEM Through New Initiative

STEM Next just kicked off the Million Girls Moonshot in an effort to engage girls in STEM! According to the organization’s website , they are looking to prepare and inspire the next generation of innovators “by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities.” This initiative will take place through summer and afterschool programs over the next five years. Per Twitter, STEM Next will be joined by NASA, Mott Foundation, If/Then, and Intel to make this all come to life. Yesterday we kicked-off the #MillionGirlsMoonshot . We are honored to be joined by @MottFoundation @MooreFound @WeAreIntel @NASA @IfThenSheCan and many more to engage girls in #STEM and inspire their bright future. — STEM Next (@STEMNext) September 17, 2020 The Moonshot has plans to be active in out-of-school programs in all 50 states and will leverage the Mott-funded 50 State Afterschool Network to reach over 10 million youth and 100,000 afterschool...

Shanique Yates

Sep 30, 2020

Former Intel Exec Aicha Evans Named As New CEO Of A Robo-Taxi Startup

Zoox, the autonomous taxi startup in Silicon Valley, just named Intel’s former Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Aicha Evans as its new CEO. Zoox focuses on autonomous mobility, and since starting in 2014, the company has raised more than $750 million. The startup currently has 700 employees, and its most recent hire is expected to take the company to new heights. “I’m thrilled to join Zoox and challenge the status quo with an autonomous mobility system built from the ground up,” Evans said in a statement . “Mobility is approaching a major inflection point, and Zoox has set itself apart from entrenched players as the only company creating a solution purpose-built to meet the needs of a fully autonomous future.” Evans spent 12 years at Intel before making the switch to Zoox. “Aicha is an accomplished business leader and a strategic thinker with the right mix of skills to help turn Zoox’s ambitious vision into a reality,” said Zoox Executive Chairman Carl Bass. Zoox has...

Arriana McLymore

Jan 16, 2019