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Intel And The Cybersmile Foundation Announce Diversity Partnership

We are honoured to be working alongside Intel in addressing diversity and inclusion both on and offline. If you are affected by any of the issues touched on within this update - please follow the links throughout the article to our support services.

Intel chose the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the place to reveal their exciting new plans to improve levels of diversity in the tech industry – by investing $300 MILLION in the next five years!

As well as making changes to the hiring and staff structure at Intel itself, the technology company is engaging with other initiatives and organisations to make a positive difference to the wider digital community as a whole – including working with Cybersmile!

“Our goal with Intel technology is to help solve real problems and enable experiences that are truly desired by people and businesses. In order to do this, we must also do more to lead the growth of diversity and inclusion within the technology industry. Women and under-represented minorities will continue to play a greater role as consumers, influencers, creators and leaders.”

Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO

So what does this mean for Cybersmile? Well, together with Intel and other selected organizations, we will help to facilitate diversity and inclusion in the digital world by helping and supporting the women and girls, who for many different reasons have been underrepresented within the industry both on and offline. In addition to providing help and support, we will be developing a new gaming related area on our website – a platform to promote innovative organizations and initiatives from around the world, industry related interviews, gaming abuse specific support and much more!

“The shocking figures on underrepresentation within the tech industry and repeated stories of digital abuse in 2014, we are thrilled to be working with Intel and selected non-profit organisations to address these issues and facilitate positive change. It is amazing that a corporation with the public and professional presence of Intel has chosen to take such a positive, proactive step to tackle this problem head on and we commend them for this commitment to diversifying the industry.”

Scott Freeman, CEO, The Cybersmile Foundation

We love providing help and support to anybody affected by online abuse, whether a nervous first time gamer right through to an experienced journalist who has had that bit too much abuse and needs a fresh perspective on their situation – so we will also be developing a Global Support Service as part of the partnership, made up of multilingual support advisors trained in the areas of online abuse and harassment.

To read more about Intel’s plans for diversity as well as the cool new technology and products they previewed at CES 2015, click here to visit their Newsroom! For further information about Cybersmile and the work we do, please explore the following suggestions.

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