Fortune, the primary source to reveal that Whye’s been hired had included her in its list of “Most Powerful Women” this year. An engineer by training and a universally recognized figure on issues of representation in the technology industry, Barbara has spent 25 years at Intel, developing the firm with significant modifications and focusing on its growth.
In 2021, with her great experience, Barbara Whye she will leave her position at Intel and will be working at Apple as Vice President of inclusion and diversity, confirmed an Apple spokesperson.
After the departure of Christie Smith, the company’s last head of diversity in June, Apple has been on the hunt for its inclusion and diversity team.
Now, she will bring her immense talents and deep experience to Apple, expanding our companywide effort to hire, develop and retain the world-class talent, at all levels, that reflects the communities we serve.
After the tragic death of George Floyd, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple announced a $100 million racial justice initiative. A public stand has always been taken by Apple on political issues. All the more reason for Barbara Whye to be a part of Apple. She will be reporting to Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s present SVP of retail and individuals.