Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday November 22, 2016

Apple’s Executive Ranks Are Still Overwhelmingly White And Male

Hey, remember all that stuff Tim Cook said last year about focusing on diversity? It would seem that Apple isn't having much luck with that. Turns out that trying to fix an industry-wide issue by "putting a ton of energy" behind the problem just doesn't seem to be working as well as Cook had planned.

The iPhone maker released new data Monday night showing that the company’s highest ranks remain even more white and male than the company as a whole. Just 20 of Apple’s top 107 executives are women, according to a government filing, while only five are from underrepresented minority groups (defined as black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American or Hawaiian/Pacific Islander). Another 14 executives are Asian, while the remaining 88 are white.