On 20th August, the effort to responsibly track minerals begun in Rwanda, Central Africa about 5000 feet in the Northern Rwandese jungles. Led by Intel’s Adam Schafer and Erin Mitchell summed up their visit with the words. “we’re here to learn.” The duo visited six mines and refining facilities over a five day period.
Schafer is the director of Supply Chain Sustainability at Intel. In late 2019 they crisscrossed the mineral-rich Rwandan mountains and creeks in four-wheel vehicles passing through her trails and entrances.
A new index and coalition that shines a spotlight on inclusion is key to lasting change, says Intel’s chief diversity and inclusion officer.
By Barbara Whye
The challenges we are facing right now are real, and we must face them head-on as a company, a business community, and a society. We can no longer accept it when corporations share condolences during moments of injustice and then quickly revert to their old ways. Today’s greatest challenges require more than that; they require a movement, a shared commitment to a plan, and real action.
Today, we analyze how the BRT signatories in our coverage universe (151 of the 206 total companies whose executives have signed the statement) measure up on transparency around four of these key actions: conducting a pay equity analysis, disclosing workforce demographic data, funding local education programs, and instituting a diverse supplier policy.
The Intel Foundation, the STEM Next Opportunity Fund (legacy organization of the Robert N. Noyce Foundation), and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are joining forces to launch the Million Girls Moonshot movement. Together with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s after-school networks, Million Girls Moonshot aims to transform engineering and computer science learning opportunities for girls and their families.
A Mariachi STEAM summer camp provides underserved youth an opportunity to explore the magical connections between music and STEM.
It’s amazing how many great ideas stem from just a single cup of coffee and a meaningful conversation. For Romanna Flores and Richard Flores (same last name, no relation), coffee wasn’t the only thing that brought them together, back in 2016, when they met at a cafeteria on Intel’s Hillsboro campus—it was a shared desire to do something more for their community.
“We were talking about how we both come from creative backgrounds,” says Romanna of that initial conversation, “and how our passion for creativity has evolved, and how it contributes to the work we’re doing now.”
Barbara Whye, chief diversity & inclusion officer and VP of social impact and human resources, Intel discusses the results of a study undertaken by Intel investigating how to attract Generation Z into your workforce through diversity and inclusion if companies want to stay ahead of the curve.
Adam Schafer, Intel director of Supply Chain Sustainability, and Erin Mitchell, Intel's Responsible Minerals Program manager, spent a week in late 2019 crisscrossing Rwanda’s mineral-rich mountains. Schafer and Mitchell made the trip to fully understand the first part of a complex process that brings minerals from Africa to high-tech companies for use in their devices.
Intel has convened a partnership group with First Book to launch the Creating Learning Connections Initiative, which is designed to fuel education by supporting students in Title I-eligible school districts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program gives underserved students and educators access to critical tools and resources, including internet connectivity, technology devices and hands-on STEAM learning solutions.