When it comes to diversity and inclusion, Intel set some pretty aggressive goals for itself as a company, aiming to achieve full representation in its workforce by 2020. That means Intel\u2019s workforce would accurately reflect the percentages of women, black, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQ+, and Native American workers as they occur in the U.S. population.\nAnd they\u2019ve hit that goal \u2013 two years early.\n\u201cIn January 2015,\u00a0Intel set a goal to reach full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the U.S. workforce by 2020. Intel committed $300 million to support this goal and the company\u2019s broader goal of improving diversity and inclusion in the entire technology industry,\u201d according to a release from the company. \u201cAs part of the company\u2019s deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, Intel invests in programs that expand access to STEM education and opportunities in underserved populations, including pathway programs, grants and mentorship. Additionally, it has invested heavily in internal programs so employees can bring their full experiences and authentic selves to work.\u201d\nIt worked. You can see the full breakdown and additional details here, but according to Intel\u2019s 2018 Annual Diversity and Inclusion Report, overall representation of \u201cunderrepresented minorities\u201d at Intel in the U.S. is now at 14.6 percent, according to the company.\n[ Keep up with the 8 hot IT hiring trends (and 8 going cold), beware the 11 bad hiring habits that will burn you, and learn what it takes to retain top employees. | Get the latest CIO insights direct, with our CIO Daily newsletter. ]\nIt hasn\u2019t been easy, and it hasn\u2019t been quick, but Intel\u2019s progress proves that when tech companies put in the work and dedicate themselves to helping solve the lack of diversity in tech, it can be done.\nAnd Intel\u2019s not stopping this work anytime soon, says Barbara Whye, Intel\u2019s chief\u00a0diversity\u00a0and inclusion officer\u00a0and vice president of human resources for the Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group.\n\u201cWe are proud of our progress but not satisfied.\u00a0We prioritize this as a business imperative to drive innovation and future growth,\u201d Whye says.\u00a0\u201cDiversity and inclusion cannot be treated as an add-on. It has to be integrated into everything we do, and this is just the beginning. We need to make sure inclusion remains at the center. Every voice matters, and we need to listen and act to make change happen.\u201d\u00a0\nLet\u2019s hope other tech companies take notice.