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True fact: we need more women in tech and AI. Here’s why.

Don’t miss this invaluable conversation with three female executives from Intel, as they discuss how we can encourage more women to pursue tech roles and the growing importance of female representation in the technology and AI industries.  

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  • Why diversity is such an important topic in technology 

  • How we can provide career opportunities for women just starting out in the industry 

  • Why representation in AI is especially critical for creating algorithms that are unbiased 

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Casie Nash
Chief of Staff & Director of Operations and Planning, Global Data Center Sales, Intel 

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Rose Schooler
Corporate Vice President, Global Data Center Sales, Intel 
Sandra Rivera
Executive Vice President, General Manager, Datacenter and AI Group, Intel


0:05 my name is casey nash and i am the chief of staff of intel's data center and ai global sales organization

0:12 and i am super excited to have two incredible women with me today from intel sandra rivera and rose schooler to

0:17 talk about the importance of growing diversity in stem especially with women

0:23 so as technology continues to grow with every aspect of our lives demand for these folks in science and engineering

0:30 and and technology will continue to grow it's true for traditional organizations

0:35 like intel but it's also true for public and private sectors across the across the globe the scope of our opportunity

0:42 is immense and today we're going to talk about how do we encourage more women and young girls to pursue tech roles and and

0:49 how these women see these things changing within intel and across the industry so sandra and rose both hold

0:55 senior leadership positions at intel share similar education backgrounds and personal backgrounds they're going to

1:00 share with us today their perspectives on the need to invest in diversity in technology across the board let's get

1:07 started so my first question to you ladies tell us a little bit about your role at

1:12 intel how you got there and one fun fact about yourself sandra let's start with you

1:18 my name is sandra rivera and i lead the data center organization for intel and this is the group that is

1:25 responsible for the xeon cpu platform which powers most of

1:30 the world's high performance computing data centers and solutions i'm also responsible for the ai

1:37 strategy and convening a set of products and an overall software stack

1:43 and approach to address what is a very pervasive and growing workload in data

1:49 centers and infrastructure all over the globe i've been intel 21 years now i

1:55 came in as a result of an acquisition when intel was investing in communications and networking

2:00 technologies which is most of my background i um i spent a lot of that time actually

2:06 working with rose building and growing the networking business for intel and then i made

2:12 an interesting career pivot a couple of years ago when i was asked

2:17 by our previous ceo to partner with him to lead the culture transformation of

2:22 intel as part of the business transformation and i was the chief people officer for intel for two years

2:28 prior to taking on this this role just a few months ago um

2:33 and a fun fact about me something that maybe most people wouldn't know is that we

2:39 are raising llamas on our property here in the east bay of california so not

2:47 probably a typical hobby but one that uh we share with our kids and my husband so

2:54 thank you that's amazing uh rose how about you i i love your

3:00 llama i'm sorry i'm rose schooler i've been at intel 32

3:06 years and i lead the data center and ai global sales organization

3:12 a summary statement would be i'm sandra sales person and my responsibility is to create the

3:19 pipeline and deliver the revenue uh for the organization on a quarterly and annual basis and maintain our very very

3:26 critical customer relationships work with them on our technology journey and transforming

3:33 industries like the data center the future of the data center and ai like i said i've been

3:39 in intel 32 years i like to say that i use a baseball terminology i've hit the cycle i started in the fab

3:47 um i did engineering outside the fab i then went into the business unit into marketing

3:53 uh and then as sandra noted we built the networking business together

3:58 for the company uh did a little bit in iot probably four years in driving our iat strategy and then sales uh and then

4:06 i made a pretty big pivot when i went to sales i had been a lifer in the business unit uh so i've been about five years in

4:12 sales and marketing both on the iot and on the data center side a fun fact

4:18 about me i have a french bulldog named gus

4:24 he is probably one of the most vocal french bulldogs you've ever met and he

4:30 tends to make appearances on video shoots and ceo meetings so if you hear

4:35 uh snoring or barking or someone sounding like they're howling

4:40 fairly loud like a velociraptor it would be my dog who's laying right at my feet

4:46 as i talk to you all right now that's great speaking of diversity right

4:51 we have a little gus on the phone today all right sandra i'm going to start with you my first question is

4:58 why is diversity such an important topic in technology well diversity is an

5:03 important topic in all industries and maybe i'll just start with the the

5:09 technology industry really not being so much an industry in and of itself but

5:15 technology being pervasive in every industry across the globe whether that's in manufacturing retail

5:22 agriculture healthcare financial sector so technology really is

5:29 the root of innovation that is happening across the globe in every single sector

5:35 and arriving at solutions that are really anchored in technology innovation

5:41 requires a diverse set of perspectives experiences points of view opinions areas of

5:48 expertise and the way that we arrive at the most innovative solutions is by harnessing

5:54 and leveraging all of that wonderful diversity of thought so for us in the technology industry uh

6:02 specifically we know that innovation is the lifeblood of our

6:08 of our solutions and of the value proposition that we create with our customers and having more diversity of

6:14 thought experience expertise points of view leads us to better solutions and better business results for our

6:21 customers and it's been a challenge for us to have sufficient diversity in

6:28 the the pool of employees workforce that that we have

6:33 and that's true again either in the tech industry or outside of the tech industry so for a long time we've known that

6:41 having all of that richness of a broad set of

6:46 perspectives does lead to more innovation and better results but um for a long time we know that we don't have

6:54 sufficient diversity in the the workforce and that's a problem it's a multi-faceted problem that starts

7:00 you know from early days of education which i think we'll get into in some of the discussion but

7:05 more diverse perspectives leads to more innovative solutions drives better business outcomes and that's true in the tech industry but

7:12 also for every industry uh yeah i absolutely agree so rose you know on top of that like how

7:18 do we attract more women into this industry you know it's actually a topic i i was

7:24 an active member of the nc wit national center for women in technology uh for

7:29 quite a few years and on that board we we discuss when to engage

7:34 um and one of the things that you know i think was a pretty pervasive thought is we've gotta engage young girls

7:42 early and often uh i think if we all think back in our experiences when we were children we we

7:50 weren't necessarily handed computers at least in sandra and i stay right

7:56 and and i think you know there's stereotypes that need to be broken there's stigmas that need to be broken

8:02 but we need to engage young girls and and start to share the power of technology and the power of

8:10 innovation in all of their areas of interest right it's not just the opportunity to sit

8:17 down at a computer by yourself and code absolutely that's one of the directions that you can go in

8:23 but technology is really infiltrating every industry on the planet

8:29 from fashion to sports to

8:34 consumer products it's really really pervasive and i think it's incumbent in all of us to introduce

8:42 those opportunities to blend their passions with stem

8:48 opportunities when they're young girls in programs in schools and after school

8:56 programs in high school with curriculum that again blends those past passions and

9:02 into college so you can't start the pipeline right when they're getting ready to make a college decision you got

9:07 to start the pipeline when they're starting to engage in those type of interests and one of the programs that

9:14 that intel the intel foundation with other contributors started was the million

9:21 girls moonshot which is a series and a network of after-school programs uh

9:27 where girls and their families can begin to engage in technology and see how that

9:32 infiltration of technology is really happening in all different markets and segments so it's engage early and engage

9:39 often that's great so carrying on with that thread um

9:46 providing additional opportunities through pro secondary education i know that certificates are important and and

9:53 i certainly know from watching youtube women the learning never stops right so sandra like how do you actually look at

10:00 providing opportunities um for somebody that's maybe going through secondary

10:05 education all the way through their first role and and continuing that learning journey as they as they move

10:11 through their um career well i think rose framed this up really well in terms of

10:18 just having to start early and and attracting and energizing and

10:24 exciting girls to pursue stem careers and then when it

10:30 comes to joining the workforce lowering the barriers of entry not everyone

10:36 wants to or can afford a four-year degree much of the work that we've been doing

10:42 through some of the programs like rose described the million girls moonshot or some of the other programs that we have

10:47 as part of the intel foundation are programs that are rooted in helping

10:55 students have more more accessibility to education through community college

11:01 investments and there's so many roles and so many jobs that we have that

11:07 through a combination of either community college degrees and uh and certification

11:14 programs for example in our own uh factories our own fabs we we have a lot

11:20 of college uh community college graduates and then we go through a very extensive anywhere from six to 12 months

11:27 training on the specialized tools that we use for semiconductor manufacturing

11:32 and um and that is the lifeblood of our company of course is is our fabs and so

11:40 to be able to provide more of those types of opportunities investing in community colleges providing

11:45 certification programs we really do lower the barriers to entry and we're quite purposeful in terms of going to

11:53 areas where there is a more diverse population uh either

11:58 people of color certainly trying to attract more women uh to these fields and uh and we're

12:06 making those types of investments and those types of programs available through our partners when we think about

12:11 the power of the tech industry um we know that we're stronger working together so partners like dell partners

12:19 like amazon um you know the work that we're doing uh through our

12:25 uh efforts in terms of ai for youth right making ai a lot more accessible to

12:31 to many more students you know all of these efforts are ways that we can just increase the level of participation

12:38 and the accessibility of technology careers uh for our women and for our

12:44 diverse populations that's great rose do you have anything to add i think i think sandra framed that up

12:50 really really well and i think the only thing that i would add is it has to go

12:56 corporate to grassroots you know sandra mentioned some programs we also have the

13:01 300 million diversity and tech initiative that we're we were driving for for years which

13:07 provided scholarship opportunities to the six hbcu colleges um

13:14 and i and i have to make a comment there's a a beautiful story to complement

13:19 the corporate initiatives and it's really centered around grassroots uh there was a gentleman that worked at

13:26 intel that thought it really critical to provide again scholarship opportunities

13:33 to young women for hbcus and he just did it on his own he started

13:39 the trajectory fun foundation he reaches out to folks within the company and over the years he's been

13:46 able to increase the number of scholarships that he's uh provided through the trajectory

13:52 foundation and now he's providing insight to the the lives and the progression and the opportunity that

13:59 education has created to to change the trajectory of

14:05 people's families and provide the diversity of thought and interest and skill that we as

14:12 corporations need so it's it's again it's it's a beautiful story so from corporate support to personal and

14:19 grassroots support i think it's all it's all critical that's awesome

14:24 all right sandra you brought up ai so let's talk about it as a topic it's a really hot topic so let's double click

14:31 why is representation in this area so critical well so let's just start by defining ai

14:39 right ai is the use of computing platforms to

14:45 to help make decisions better you know higher quality faster you know better uh

14:50 decisions and uh and of course at the the root of ai is a set of algorithms and algorithms

14:57 are of course designed and developed by humans and so

15:02 the reason why it is so important to have diversity in ai is because it is humans that program or develop and

15:09 design the algorithm algorithms that then we ask computers to to run again faster and higher quality

15:16 and with less errors than uh perhaps humans could do it um and we know

15:22 that uh that having more diversity in the

15:28 individuals and the technologies and the innovators that are creating those algorithms uh helps us with not creating

15:35 algorithms that have bias inherent bias in them that can be quite damaging uh as we know technology

15:42 is a wonderful tool to do many many good things uh in the world but um but not

15:48 applied appropriately uh and responsibly um you know it may have some some

15:53 negative outcomes so so diversity in ai is critically important and ai in general is just this

16:00 fast you know massively growing uh field we know that you know just looking at a

16:05 recent linkedin um survey from 2020 in the previous you know four years

16:12 the number of ai jobs and roles that companies are seeking has grown you know almost 75

16:19 percent um the the number of women in ai fields unfortunately is uh only a little

16:26 bit over 25 so so there's a disparity in terms of the need and the roles and the

16:34 the diverse talent that we would have to fill those roles which is why you know we're so focused on ensuring that we're

16:40 lowering those barriers to having accessible ai talent in the market as we

16:45 were just discussing um you know some of the other ways that that we're we're working with uh with partners and with

16:52 the ecosystem is to collaborate very in a very focused manner to bring more

16:58 women into the ai field there is a program that that uh that we're partnered

17:03 on called the way accelerate usa 2021 program and what this program is there

17:10 is designed to do is to invest in women-led you know female-led

17:16 startups that are focused on ai machine learning uh data science and today we

17:21 have over 8 000 women as part of that program and growing and and again it's a way that we can have a focused set of

17:28 investments um mentoring and sponsorship around women-led organizations and

17:34 companies that are focused in this very important and growing field in ai so um ai is going to be pervasive in every

17:42 workload every segment every uh one of our products going forward but we want to ensure that we have a

17:50 an approach that reflects the the populations that you know we're

17:56 utilizing and investing the technology to to help in terms of just using um

18:01 technology to do good in the world awesome so rose how do we actually engage our

18:08 customers to support opportunities like this this is this is something that just you

18:14 know makes my heart sing one of the things that i love is that our partnership with our customers

18:20 isn't limited to the evolution and progression of the technology itself

18:26 right so um i think everybody knows it's uh amazon re invent

18:31 uh right now and uh so i'll use our activities as with amazon as an example

18:36 um we'll do we'll work with amazon and aws for things like scholarships

18:42 uh for ai and and machine learning uh we had a program that we did with aws and

18:48 udacity we were doing a little little program online and since a lot of people

18:54 are engaging online now where we were doing a 50 donation to girls in tech

19:00 if you just went out and visited the intel and aws immersive city on the

19:07 cloud demo so what a fun way to engage content

19:14 support stem and talk about new content and progress our diversity

19:19 inclusion goals it's fantastic we work with aws on a scholarship

19:25 program called uh esperanza again build the pipeline bring the representation

19:31 into the technical community improve the products that we produce

19:36 take the bias out of the algorithms as sandra noted um and and you know we

19:41 actually saw uh adam silipsky the ceo talk about this in his keynote so it's really becoming

19:49 pervasive across our engagement with our customers i just use aws as an example but we do

19:55 this type of work with many many customers all right i'm going to switch gears and still along the same thread

20:00 but sandra so companies like intel are opening multiple paths to different

20:05 technology careers so if you looked back at your time as the chief people officer

20:11 at intel you actually set some pretty bold goals in this area so how will these goals help us to actually find

20:17 these these this right diverse talent so you're referring to our rise 2030 goals

20:23 which we established in 2020 for where we wanted to be by the end of the decade but maybe i'll just take a step back to

20:29 explain our philosophy in establishing those goals so

20:35 we know that if you want to do something that's big and transformational and impactful

20:42 and sustainable you start with establishing an audacious set of goals that you don't

20:48 really necessarily know how you're going to achieve but it sets that north star

20:53 for rallying and organizing and energizing your workforce to to go achieve this this big mission um the

21:00 second thing we know at intel certainly is that you measure what matters and so having specific success metrics for what

21:08 that looks like along that long on that journey um is important um because it just keeps

21:15 you focused and it it it tracks your progress um and then the last piece of course is uh

21:22 for us uh we've learned that when you share your data transparently it really

21:27 is a point of accountability both internally in your own organization but since the problems we're talking about

21:33 when we talk about diversity inclusion stem careers representation are bigger

21:39 than any one company can solve we certainly believe that by publishing

21:44 your data the the good and maybe the not so good uh it holds you accountable and it rallies others to help um join forces

21:53 in terms of solving these big challenges that we have in in you know broad industries so

21:58 so rise 2030 was really born out of that philosophy of setting audacious goals

22:06 um setting success metrics and and measuring your progress and then uh

22:11 publishing your data and what we established as part of rise 2030 was a

22:17 goal of doubling the number of women and under resident underrepresented minorities in senior leadership roles at

22:23 intel we also uh set a goal that by the end of the decade we would have

22:29 at least 40 percent of our women in technical roles from what in 2020 was 25

22:36 so again a pretty big uh audacious goal we set a goal of having

22:43 um a a minimum you know threshold of underrepresented minorities

22:50 in senior leadership roles we established a goal to double the number of underrepresented

22:57 minorities and women in those senior leadership roles um as well again by the end of the decade and then we also set a

23:04 goal to double the amount of annual spending that that we do in intel spends

23:10 billions and billions of dollars of course uh with our vendors in the ecosystem

23:15 and our supply chain but to double the amount of spending so so all of those goals uh get broken down

23:21 into where we need to be each year and we actually fold that into

23:28 the way that we reward our leaders and our employees so again you measure what matters uh you

23:35 fold it into your systems and structures uh it's part of how we hire it's part of

23:40 how we promote it's part of how we reward um and and we believe that this

23:45 is how we drive sustainable positive outcomes for the long term thank you

23:51 awesome all right so i'm going to talk a little bit about mentorship so mentorship has been incredibly important

23:58 in my own career and i know for both of you ladies as well so rose you've been with intel for 30

24:04 years or over 30 years actually sander you've been with until for over 20. can you each talk a little bit about the

24:11 role of mentorship and what it's played in your professional development and then how you use mentorship today to

24:18 retain and grow talent you know i think rose and i talk about this a lot the difference between mentorship and sponsorship um so we might get into that

24:25 a little bit but you know mentors are your coaches right they're the the ones that you can bounce ideas off of the

24:32 ones that you can be probably the the most vulnerable uh with uh in terms of

24:38 either your aspirations or your your setbacks your uh your disappointments your fears um

24:46 your your dreams and having a broad set of mentors that help you

24:51 you know in that kind of ideation in that bouncing ideas and that getting feedback for any decisions that you're

24:58 making whether it's in the current role that you have or in roles that you aspire um to get

25:04 is just critically important for you to frankly make better decisions and feel more confidence in in those decisions i

25:11 know for me um the the mentors and coaches

25:16 uh and sponsors and i'll let rose talk a bit more about sponsorship because i know she and i share the same view of

25:22 sponsorship but but having those uh those individuals in my life has just

25:29 helped me in many in many ways and and many times get out of my comfort zone

25:34 because it's very very easy for you to stay in the groove of the thing that you

25:39 know so well and often times it takes someone holding up the mirror telling you that

25:45 first of all yes you can uh if you have doubts which um i will say has been one

25:50 of the um the things that i've learned about myself over the years is you know is that voice that tells you you can't to

25:57 just kind of ignore it and listen to you know the voice that tells you you can even if it's terrifying the thing that

26:03 you're going to undertake um so it just is such a a way to i think make

26:10 better higher quality decisions about your career trajectory and the

26:15 uh the chances that you're willing to take and the assignments that you're willing to raise your hand uh for and um

26:22 and so given how how much i benefited from the generosity

26:27 of my mentors and coaches um i do think that when you are in a position of of

26:34 power and authority and responsibility that you have a responsibility to pay it forward and it is one of the

26:40 i would say cultural tenets that we have um at intel certainly with the the

26:46 network of executive women that we do feel a strong sense of responsibility to

26:51 invest in nurture mentor coach sponsor that next generation of talent so um so

26:58 maybe one last thing and and i'd love for rose to jump in here is that rose has been a wonderful mentor sponsor and

27:04 coach for me my entire career and so i just value her friendship her sage advice uh her holding of the mirror uh

27:12 uh to me and um and i'm just so grateful uh to her and you know it's that

27:17 gratitude uh that then i channel into uh into trying to do the same for others

27:24 yeah you're gonna make me cry um we've had a um

27:30 many decade very special relationship sandra and i in terms of

27:36 support and mentorship and it has grown with through and for us

27:43 and i could not be more appreciative of our relationship at work which is blossomed into a a

27:50 beautiful friendship as well but just add on to some of sandra's

27:55 thoughts um someone said to me early on uh

28:00 learn and return so i'll structure my response with that

28:05 frame early on um i had fantastic mentors in my career

28:11 and i the point that i want to make here is they were both men and women i had

28:16 fantastic sponsors who were men that pushed me in front of elt to make our

28:22 executive leadership team excuse me to make presentations that i was incredibly nervous to do

28:28 i had sponsors who were women that pushed me into new areas that really

28:33 challenged me in terms of what i could do and the leader that i could become

28:38 so on both fronts i was really appreciative both to men and women for that opportunity uh the other thing that

28:45 i realized about i don't know maybe it was two-thirds of the way through my career when someone asked me about you

28:51 know what do you think about mentorship is that you can learn something

28:56 from every single engagement that you have every day some of those things will you'll file into your memory banks as uh

29:05 you know i'm not sure i would have handled it that way i i'm not sure i would like to be that leader

29:11 some of them are wow that individual handled that super well

29:16 and that's in a work environment and then i go home and you know i talk to my daughter who's like like

29:23 my little mirror um and it's an opportunity to see a complete reflection of myself in many

29:30 ways though she's grown into a beautiful woman with her own characteristics but there was a lot of reflection that

29:37 you see when you raise your children when you speak to your husband when you look at the

29:43 the path that your parents created my mother with who i will always hold up as my one of

29:49 my critical mentors not a college education uh progressed to senior vice president

29:57 with a lot of hard work and continuous learning and challenging yourself my father who just worked really hard his

30:03 entire life so from a mentorship perspective there's the environment within work and then there's environment

30:09 at home and from my learning perspective i try and take something from each of those experiences

30:16 and then in terms of uh you got to learn it and then you got to return it so i

30:21 try very hard to keep open to opportunities to on my calendar for you know the next

30:28 generation of leaders whether it be men or women again but from

30:34 my perspective i've leaned in really hard to bridge our diverse community and

30:39 our technologists so i sponsor our technology community within our sales and marketing organization and then i'm

30:46 also the executive sponsor for our uh our black network of executive women at

30:52 intel and that's been just an absolutely fascinating opportunity for me again to

30:59 learn and return all in the in the same dialogue because what i've learned is

31:04 even with the best intention around diversity and inclusion goals you

31:09 can have a population that feels maybe a bit camouflaged so it's really

31:16 really important to be intentional with the leadership and the sponsorship

31:21 and and i think that is you know what sandra and i are very aligned on is you

31:26 get to a point in your career you've learned you've returned you've mentored

31:33 you've coached but then you have to be a vocal sponsor within your company your community your

31:40 network for some of this talent that hasn't had the opportunity the network

31:46 or the exposure to to have their best foot their best experience their

31:52 knowledge their their capability be viewed appreciated and then progressed

32:00 yeah and maybe just one one final point because i i love this this whole thread that that rose is raised around

32:06 sponsorship and one of the things that i i say i often say to to women that i'm

32:12 coaching and um and investing in uh actually not just women and rose and

32:18 i do uh coaching and investing in and all of our talent but but it's just a reminder that

32:25 most of the important decisions about your career are going to be made when you're not in the room and it is really

32:31 really important for those sponsors that are in the room to advocate for you

32:37 um to to convince and make the case for

32:43 uh in some ways giving you you know giving that individual a stretch assignment um

32:49 investing in their growth and progression giving them the exposure as rose shared and so

32:54 i do think that it's important to have sponsors in your

33:00 life in your career that are in positions of power and when rose talks

33:06 about learning return that is the responsibility that we have is to not just mentor and coach

33:11 but also to be advocate vocal sponsors for individuals to give them that

33:17 opportunity for for growth and progression and frankly uh for all the positive impact that they can

33:23 make in your organization once you put them in that position that that stretches them and grows them yeah one

33:29 more comment um uh based on what sanders said um and this is the just a huge shout out to

33:35 her personally for all the incredible work that she did to drive

33:41 a a a culture with an intel uh that's not solely driven on what you

33:47 do but how you do it and going back to you know a lot of decisions will be made on your career when you're not in the

33:53 room there's i think everybody has a tremendous amount of focus on your results and your

33:58 deliverables we're in tech you know we're we're delivering every single day but there's a way to do things

34:05 that solicits and entices that sponsorship in the how you approach it by building

34:13 a collaborative team [Music] leading with passion

34:19 being inclusive and as we start to round out that whole person and that whole

34:25 leader with not only the what but the how not only with the head but the heart and the hands i think it's really

34:32 important that as we continue to learn and return that we acknowledge in the

34:37 return part the whole person at work in the what in the house

34:43 that's super inspiring from both of you and i know i've used both of you as sounding boards so i can attest to your

34:50 amazing mentorship and sponsorship so thank you all right rose

34:56 what is it about technology that wants to and you to invite more people to the party oh my god

35:02 it there's so okay so i've got a step back um we we at intel we spend a lot of we

35:09 celebrate our successes and we celebrate our wins um and you know you get design

35:14 wins you hit a major goal you execute on a milestone but then there are a few opportunities

35:21 where and maybe more than a few where you're working with customers and you're working with the ecosystem

35:27 and you imprint humanity um and i think in the world that we're

35:34 in right now with this global pandemic we've seen a lot of those opportunities and winds and progression

35:41 of technology and use of technology that really touches the heart and touches humanity and you know we have we

35:48 had a recent example where we talk about the democratization of uh

35:54 drug discovery with a giant high-performance computing run on a on a

36:00 virtual flow platform where you know using some of our xeon technology where we're accelerating

36:08 drug discovery that we need for cancer research i mean cancer research how how

36:14 awesome is that and then getting back to the pandemic there was an example recently with cohen

36:21 and it was a vaccine a vaccination platform in india and we stood it up

36:28 with aws really quickly and it was getting 3.2

36:33 billion hits a day and it was providing access to vaccines for the population in india and

36:41 then and and then just one final one you know again around covet is working with the

36:47 university of chicago and we have a capability called one api where we leveraged that

36:54 technology we did the initial kovid models

36:59 so i mean how cool is that i mean so you're working with customers it's not only having business results

37:06 but it's really impacting humanity and those are the ones where you wake up and you see a win

37:12 in your inbox or you see one of these opportunities and collaborations it just brings a tear to my eye and you know

37:18 warms my heart how about you sandra how do you uh how do you work towards until making a

37:25 change in the world every day well i you know i just want to echo uh

37:30 rose's uh examples there of um our purpose

37:36 intel's purpose is to create world-changing technology that improves the lives of every person

37:42 on the planet and we believe that uh we see that in action every single day rose

37:48 gave some beautiful examples we know that in fact the pandemic did

37:54 create this just huge opportunity for us to demonstrate how through our technology we're helping

38:02 improve lives and maybe just another a couple of examples of one

38:07 was around the the remote learning that everyone had to reconfigure for globally

38:14 um in india specifically we uh we'd launch a capability again with aws

38:21 around making um their learning portable portal accessible to students around the

38:29 country and you know the pilot was launched within two weeks and the actual

38:34 availability of that learning portal and all of the the materials there uh became

38:41 available to over 160 000 students within just two months so this is an example of how we can have positive

38:48 impact at scale and maybe just one other example uh that the pandemic did lay bare is the

38:55 economic inequality that exists in here you know just close to home in the u.s

39:01 the fact that you know kids just didn't have broadband access

39:06 um to be able to attend school remotely uh so just the work that we've done

39:13 in dc with the administration to lower the that barrier of broadband and and to

39:21 rally around the idea that broadband for all is really uh just a

39:28 basic uh capability that every household needs to have and so we're delighted to

39:33 see that you know from an infrastructure investment perspective that uh that we are investing to make

39:40 broadband accessible for all and of course um you know having the footprint that we

39:45 have in terms of our computing devices our pcs uh you know the indispensable

39:51 tool that we have for everything from you know learning and work and of course entertainment um it's just a wonderful

39:59 example of how technology really can make a positive impact and for us at

40:04 intel having the privilege of being a position where we can make that positive impact at scale

40:12 agreed all right super powers so we've all heard pat talk about our intel

40:17 superpowers so what are your superpowers and what superpowers do you look for in others

40:24 sandra let's start with you um so you know it's interesting i i often

40:30 reflected why our previous ceo asked me to take on the the role of chief people officer having

40:36 no domain expertise whatsoever in that area but um but i i shared

40:42 his belief that our greatest asset is our people uh

40:47 everything comes from our people in terms of every they are the source of innovation there's a source of of

40:53 creating strategies they're the source of delivering and executing uh you know our plans

40:58 um and i've always believed that in order to build high performance businesses you have to start first by building high

41:04 performance teams so if i were to encapsulate you know what my superpower is it is the ability to bring together

41:13 a collection of individuals um establish a trust environment uh create a sense of

41:19 accountability and a mission a big bold you know a mission for us to achieve together

41:25 and to to build this high performing team that then can uh drive a high performance business

41:31 um what do i look for in others i i do look for um intellectual curiosity um i i should

41:39 extend that to say intellectual humility right all of us that are here at inter are here because we get to work with the

41:46 most brilliant minds in the world and every single day as rose was reflecting earlier we get to learn and so

41:53 i just um really gravitate towards people that have that learning mindset

41:59 that growth mindset that curiosity and humility to ask questions and to

42:06 um to want to learn that's great rosie how uh what

42:11 superpowers do you look for in strong female leaders well i i i've got to go back to sandra's

42:17 answer because she is being way too humble she's brilliant she's an

42:22 incredible leader um she is an absolute master of bringing people

42:28 together to solve a problem um she's inspiring uh and she invests and her

42:35 people like no one i've ever seen so she is very much underselling her superpowers and

42:40 that is just a few others that i would name i got a long list that i could provide for sandra

42:46 um so what are the things that i look for i i think you know sandra named a bunch of them i am super passionate

42:53 about people that are collaborative uh going back to her comment um we i'm a we

43:00 versus i i am a big team little me um and the best thing happens when

43:05 bright minds come together with a common goal um you know sandra and i had experiences working together over the

43:12 years where the results were just we were blessed with amazing results because people were focused on the team

43:18 goal not their individual goal and as we watched that journey continue over the

43:24 years the individual accolades came because the the focus on the team goal

43:30 was really critical so whether it be you know female tech talent or leadership in

43:35 general uh collaboration uh teaming uh definitely attributes that

43:41 are top of mind uh for me as well as passion uh and being a lifelong learner

43:47 i i think in our industry you know as i as i watch sandra read her

43:53 artificial intelligence book and have it sometimes on her side on her desk as she's doing uh video

44:01 sessions we have to be lifelong learners all right final question for both of you

44:08 ladies so you're both such an inspiration to me and then to others like me so quick question it's like who inspires

44:14 you so rose let's start with you well um the list is just way too long um but i

44:23 would have to start and i mentioned this earlier with my mother uh been a

44:28 just has imprinted me from the time that i was you know like the corn knee high on the fourth of

44:34 july um so i would start with my mother and i have been just surrounded by

44:40 unbelievable supportive brilliant

44:46 collaborative teaming um i'll start with women throughout my career whether it be

44:52 sandra i mean i can't i can't say enough positive things about

44:59 the confidant friend mentor coach that she's been to me through the years

45:05 my current leader michelle johnson working with the likes of diane bryant

45:11 throughout my career who continued to push me beyond things

45:16 that i could never imagine doing um you know groundbreakers i i could i

45:24 would be remiss if i didn't give a shout out to ruth bader ginsburg who i

45:29 hold up there with pretty high regard for really breaking a lot of barriers uh for women

45:35 but i i really do find most of my inspiration um from the people around me i'm blessed

45:42 to still have my mother i'm blessed to still be working with people like sandra with people like aisha evans and

45:50 and michelle johnson and diane bryant and i'm blessed to have uh you know a

45:55 daughter and a husband that challenge me every day and provide me with the inspiration to keep going

46:02 great how about you sandra oh my goodness um uh and there's so many of so many

46:08 parallels uh to rose uh but probably uh first and foremost my parents so i am

46:14 the daughter of colombian immigrants my parents came to this country with a hundred dollars in their pocket and a

46:21 hundred words of english and their vocabulary and a very big dream to make a life for their young family here in

46:27 the united states and so everything that i've i've ever learned about

46:33 leadership and my professional and my personal life really emanates from them in terms of

46:40 courage uh family first responsibility taking care of each other um working

46:46 together as a team and and like rose in my professional

46:51 career and certainly so much of it being uh here at intel at this point we've had

46:58 uh just this extraordinary set of role models uh to look up to diane bryant who's now

47:04 the you know ceo of an ai healthcare startup uh aisha evans who left to be the ceo of zuke's it was subsequently

47:10 acquired by amazon raging skiller who is the president of

47:16 the service provider organization at flex and just so many more so we've had

47:22 so many wonderful role models at intel that you know as sad as we are to see

47:28 them leave go on to do these amazing things out in industry um

47:33 but you know similar to what rose uh shared i'm inspired every single day by the

47:39 people around me it is the reason that um here at intel i am

47:44 a learner i am curious i love to be challenged i am comfortable being

47:50 uncomfortable um being often times the one that knows the least about uh any

47:55 one particular discipline or or technical uh detail or architectural uh insight in

48:03 the room but i love learning and and i love the idea of just bringing

48:08 this extraordinary brain trust of individuals and leaders of intel to to live into our purpose and to do

48:14 amazing things that that we get to do every day well this has been an amazing

48:20 opportunity for me to sit down with you too ladies i can't thank you enough for uh both of you for your time today so as

48:26 we converge on our four superpowers i think it's super important that we continue to open doors and nurture the

48:32 superpowers of others so i would encourage everyone to keep track of these ladies through their work on

48:38 linkedin and on twitter and some of the other wonderful women and folks that we've talked about during our

48:43 conversation today so again thank you both for this opportunity thank you for sharing your

48:48 journey and thank you for sharing your passion around this topic thank you casey thank you sandra

48:54 thank you casey thank you back at you

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