December 2020 | Pia Wilson-Body, Lakecia Gunter

Lakecia Gunter

Lakecia N. Gunter is the Vice President and General Manager, IOT Global and Strategic Engagement at Microsoft.

She is responsible for designing and executing Microsoft’s IoT ecosystem strategy to drive disruptive growth opportunities with the largest and most influential global solution and service partners from edge to cloud, accelerating revenue growth for the IOT and Mixed Reality markets.

Lakecia previously served as the Vice President of the Programmable Solutions Group and General Manager of Ecosystem Development and Operations at Intel Corporation. During her time at Intel, Lakecia delivered 2X revenue growth through the implementation of new business models. 

Lakecia earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Engineering from University of South Florida. 

Lakecia has a podcast called ROAR with Lakecia: a weekly dose of inspirational stories, candid insights, and indispensable tips, tools, and resources that will lead you to achieve more. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council. 


Pia Wilson-Body

Pia Wilson-Body is the President of the Intel Foundation and Director of Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Impact.  She oversees the Foundation’s approach for achieving impact in alignment with realizing and achieving Intel’s mission and goals.  The Intel Foundation is active worldwide, awarding over $40 million in grants and focused on supporting philanthropic efforts, disaster relief, and STEM education in underserved communities.

Ms. Wilson-Body directs Intel’s 2030 corporate social responsibility strategic
goals to increase women’s representation in senior leadership and technology and provides strategic oversight of Intel’s social and equity initiatives.
Ms. Wilson-Body led the design and deployment of Intel’s Veteran’s initiative as part of the White House “Joining Forces” initiative led by former First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.  In 2014, Ms. Wilson-Body was named Working Mother Magazine’s Working Mother of the Year.  She was also a contributor to the Center of Talent Innovation (CTI) published research ‘Black Women: Ready to Lead.’
A 15-year Intel veteran, Ms. Wilson-Body has held various leadership positions in corporate affairs, human resources, and employee communications.  Before her work with Intel, Ms. Wilson-Body held multiple positions in human resources and business operations with the Chrysler Corporation.  Ms. Wilson-Body is a Hudson Institute certified executive and leadership coach.  She has integrated her executive coaching into Intel’s work in all the roles she has held and is dedicated to her peers, colleagues, and future leaders.

Ms. Wilson-Body holds a bachelor’s in Economics from historic Spelman College.  She recently was appointed to the Oregon Future’s Commission. In addition, she currently serves on the numerous boards, including YWCA USA Board of Directors, Council of Foundations, Chair, Portland State University’s Center for Women’s Leadership Board and Oregon Futures Commission. Ms. Wilson-Body previously served as Jesuit Parent of African American Students Association and Chair for the American Heart Association, Go Red for Women Campaign Bay Area. She is a graduate of the Class of 2020 Emerge
Oregon. Ms. Wilson-Body is from Dayton, Ohio, and calls Portland, Oregon home.  She is married, and together
with her spouse, they have raised two amazing adult sons.

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