Wendy Hawkins

Executive Director,
Intel Foundation

Wendy Ramage Hawkins is executive director of the Intel Foundation. The Intel Foundation is active worldwide, awarding grants totaling approximately $40 million each year and focusing on STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), increasing opportunities for girls, women, and under-represented minorities, and supporting the volunteerism and philanthropic efforts of Intel’s employees in education, their communities, and in response to disasters around the world.

In addition to 20-plus years managing education philanthropy for Intel, Hawkins has developed and managed numerous global, national and local education programs, including Intel Teach, a global teacher professional development initiative. She is responsible for the Intel Science Talent Search, the most prestigious high school science competition in the US, and the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, the largest and most admired competition of its type in the world. Prior to joining Intel, Hawkins managed residential education programs at Stanford and was director of development and membership at the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Hawkins is frequently sought out as a speaker, writer, advisor, and consultant in education, philanthropy, and corporate social responsibility.

Hawkins holds a degree in Psychology and German Studies from Stanford University, where she graduated with distinction.