Microsoft has announced that Lindsay-Rae McIntyre as its next chief diversity officer (CDO). In her role, McIntyre will drive Microsoft's internal initiatives to build a more diverse culture. McIntyre will also "play a key role in building partnerships and working with leading organizations outside of Microsoft to help advance diversity and inclusion in the tech sector overall," Microsoft says.
"I am excited to join Microsoft, a company that has not only adapted well to rapid change in the business landscape but elevated the standards of what we can expect in a technology provider when it comes to diversity and inclusion," McIntyre said. "I look forward to advancing that agenda and contributing to the foundation Microsoft is building."
McIntyre previously spent more than 20 years with IBM as an HR leader. Most recently, she headed up IBM's diversity efforts in the role of CDO and Vice President of HR. Prior to joining IBM, McIntyre was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Holl, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors. She also attended Duke University, where she graduated from the Cross Continent MBA program at the Fuqua School for Business.