This is an exciting time—one that is rich with opportunity to expand our vision to help Intel become the industry leader in diversity. Our focus in 2010 will be to globally assess our workforce and address issues that extend beyond a U.S. point of view. Our success will depend on our ability to identify areas of greatest need, serve as trusted advisors across the corporation, and deliver high-impact programs that help create an inclusive work environment.
We intend to demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion in more creative ways that enroll, engage, and inform our employees with a focus on building individual and organizational capability. We stand poised to engage each other in conversation, community events, and knowledge sharing, which will result in strengthening the bonds and narrowing the divide between different cultures and ways of life for employees at Intel.
We work closely with our Black, Hispanic, and Women's Leadership Councils to facilitate employee engagement, development, and retention at the senior levels. In addition, we are implementing a new employee group strategy that speaks to the current state of employee opportunities for connections and the emerging global demand to expand into
new geographies and focus areas.
We seek to attract the best talent, and once at Intel, we work hard to ensure that every employee has opportunities to thrive and make it to the top without cultural, gender, or racial barriers to impede their progress. I am excited about the opportunities for us to continue to help Intel achieve our vision of becoming the industry leader in diversity.