Intel diversity report reveals 100pc gender pay parity in US

8 Feb 2016

There appears to be something of a long overdue bright spot for company diversity reports, as Intel reveals no wage gap exists between women and men at the company.

The Intel diversity report has been launched, with the company seemingly quick to congratulate itself on its achievements in 2015, noting in the report’s executive summary, “Our first-year results are impressive.”

To be sure, there appears to be considerable improvement being made at the company internationally, with figures showing it has increased the number of women in its workforce to 24.8pc, representing a 5.8pc improvement on 2014 growth.

It also says that it has achieved its goal of having women make up 22.7pc of its technical staff, which, while still low, is still better than, say, Google, which says that 18pc of its technical staff are women.

However, the news that its US employees have achieved gender pay parity across all levels is some achievement, particularly given the continuous bad press aimed at the tech sector for paying its top-brass men considerably more than its women, in many cases.

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Intel goes on to say that it did set aside a considerable amount of money for the cause, spending a total of $52.4m on its efforts to shake up the traditional white- and Asian-male dominance.

At senior level, Intel says it has increased the number of women hired to leadership positions, showing that the number of women appointed to VP positions has increased from 50 to 81 in the space of two years.

One noticeable recent addition has been Ann-Marie Holmes, who was named Ireland’s third ever VP, having previously held the role of factory manager at Intel’s Fab24 advanced manufacturing facility in Leixlip.

While the entire report is largely US-led, the company has laid out its plans for 2016 with an aim of reaching 45pc diverse hiring in the US and, more specifically, a 14pc increase in the number of under-represented minorities hired.

Finally, the company also aims to achieve total gender parity in non-technical roles by the end of the year.

Intel stand at CES image via Kobby Dagan/Shutterstock

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic