Dawn Jones appointed CDIO and VP of social impact at Intel

Dawn Jones appointed CDIO and VP of social impact at Intel

15 April 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Intel Corporation (Intel) has appointed of Dawn Jones as its new chief diversity and inclusion officer (CDIO) and vice president of social impact.

In her new role, Jones, a 24-year Intel veteran, will lead the Intel's global diversity and inclusion strategy as well as the company’s investments and programs centred on driving positive global change. Part of this includes prioritising cross-company and industry-wide initiatives to achieve Intel's 10-year 2030 RISE Strategy.

Effective immediately, Jones will report to Sandra Rivera, Intel's executive vice president and chief people officer.

"Dawn Jones is a leading advocate of actionable change who has demonstrated deep expertise and experience leading diversity initiatives on a global scale," said Rivera.

"Her experience inside and outside of Intel will enable her to lead this critical component of Intel's business and global impact strategy to create innovative solutions through the advancement of diversity, inclusion and corporate responsibility at every level in our company and the broader industry."

Jones been serving as acting CDIO since January 2021, following the departure of Barbara Whye. Prior to this, she held the role of global director of policy, strategy and partnerships, responsible for Intel's diversity and inclusion policy, strategy, communications, external alliances and stakeholder engagement.

"Today starts a new chapter in our collective journey to create a more diverse, inclusive and responsible workplace, industry and world," said Jones.

"I look forward to partnering across Intel and our industry to accelerate action on our most pressing issues, from persistent gaps in women and underrepresented minority leadership and systemic inequities to sustainability and inclusiveness."

In related news, earlier this month Intel launched an updated range of data centre and 5G network chips that promise to deliver much faster data throughput with the aid of integrated AI support.