Intel CEO accelerates diversity goals after leaving Trump council


A day after quitting President Trump's American Manufacturing Council, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich pushed his company to accelerate fulfilling its goals for increasing representation of women and minorities to underscore the importance of diversity and inclusion.

Why it matters: The past two weeks have brought intense debate around Silicon Valley companies' lack of diversity, despite concerted efforts, not to mention the violence in Charlottesville during a white-supremacist protest that renewed sharp political rhetoric about diversity in America. Trump's handling of the events in Charlottesville caused several CEOs (including Krzanich) to pull out of his advisory council.