Barbara Whye

Courtesy of Intel Corporation
  • Title
    VP of Inclusion and Diversity
  • Affiliation
  • Age
  • 2020 Rank

Whye made a name for herself as Intel’s head of diversity and inclusion before getting poached by Apple earlier this year. She has a big job ahead of her: Despite some improvements, Apple’s technical workforce remains 76% male, and its leadership is 86% white or Asian. She’s focused on building inclusion and diversity into every system within the tech giant—and tracking it. Over the past year, 43% of open leadership positions and 29% of R&D roles have been filled by candidates from underrepresented communities. Whye led Apple’s partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund as well as HBCUs and Hispanic-serving institutions, to create 100 new student scholarships.

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