Last week, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned the role he\u2019s held since 2013 because of a consensual relationship with a fellow employee. While not as salacious as other recent tech industry scandals (Uber, Snap, Binary Capital), it\u2019s still worrisome, even though it\u2019s the right move \u2014 Intel forbids \u201cfraternization,\u201d in this case, managers dating employees.\nKrzanich was one of the most outspoken advocates for fixing tech\u2019s homogeneity, and he \u2014 as evidenced by the company he headed \u2014 wasn\u2019t just playing lip service to the idea, but actually making headway.\nIntel\u2019s latest diversity report reveals that the tech giant continues to make slow and steady progress on its diversity and inclusion efforts\u00a0\u2014 putting it far out in front of other IT and tech companies. So far out in front, in fact, that Intel is on track to meet its full workforce representation goal this year \u2014 two years ahead of the 2020 goalit set back in 2014. That\u2019s nothing new; Intel has been focusing on diversity and inclusion for at least a decade, well before the lack of diversity in IT became a ubiquitous concern.\n[ Read also: 4 approaches to diversity and inclusion leadership. | Get the latest CIO insights direct, with our CIO Daily newsletter. ]\nAs Samara Lynn writes in Black Enterprise:\n\n\u201cUnder [Krzanich\u2019s]leadership, Intel exceeded its hiring goal for 2015 to increase diverse hiring by 40% to 43.1%. Hires from underrepresented communities increased by 31%. The company also increased its female workforce by almost 43% at that time.\n\u201cMany of Intel\u2019s diversity efforts were not solely focused on internal operations. The chip maker\u00a0collaborated with Georgia Tech, investing $5 million to boost a more diverse tech pipeline. The joint effort will benefit over 1,000 students in the next five years, providing mentorship, access to research opportunities, and scholarships.\n\u201cIn 2017, Krzanich made headlines after\u00a0he quit President Trump\u2019s manufacturing council \u2014 a think tank composed of the world\u2019s most powerful business leaders \u2014 after controversy arose on how the president handled the violent clashes and murder of a woman by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.\u201d\n\nI hope that interim CEO Bob Swan, Intel\u2019s former chief financial officer, continues the same commitment to diversity and inclusion that Krzanich espoused and that the board replaces him with someone who will continue to lead the charge.