Garima Gautam
Global Commodity Manager, Supply Chain Management
Intel Corporation

“Manufacturing is where amazing ideas are built into real products. As a supply chain professional, I enjoy the manufacturing sector as it provides opportunity to work on holistic supply chain models (economic, social & environmental) -- an opportunity to make a difference, empower people, change lives, change economies and lead by example.”

Garima joined Intel’s Global Supply Chain and logistics team in 2015. In her current role as a global commodity manager, she is responsible for enabling and securing a supply chain of critical process materials for Intel’s global chip manufacturing through the entire product life cycle. She is results oriented and not afraid of challenging the status quo to drive operational excellence. Garima is passionate about sustainable strategic initiatives and driving process improvements in the supply chain world. She has received various Intel awards for driving efficiency and significant cost savings in manufacturing plants.

Garima is also an adjunct instructor for supply chain operations at Portland State University. As a mentor for the Portland State University School of Business, Garima works with first-generation students from all over the world, providing one-on-one mentoring, resume writing and soft skills coaching. She helps the next generation of women through Women at Intel (WIN), by coordinating events, being a speaker and mentoring through the program. She also leads the Supply Chain STEM initiative to bridge the gap.  Garima has helped multiple people with internship opportunities, career development, work/life balance and by offering an ear to listen and provide continuous support. 

Garima is passionate about culture and inclusion. For years, she has initiated and organized international events at local K-12 schools. She gives guest lectures at Portland State University and Reed College on ethnic identity and diversity. She also volunteers for nonprofit organizations and served on the board of directors of the South Asian Women’s Empowerment & Resource Alliance. This organization, under the umbrella of DVRC (Domestic Violence Resource Center) of Washington County, has provided multiple services to adult and child survivors of domestic violence. Garima believes in helping and enabling fellow beings to live their lives with dignity.

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