Diversity and Inclusion, Features, Technology

Apple Has The Largest Percentage Of Black Employees Of Any Major Tech Company, But Where Is Its Diversity In Leadership?

Apple has had a slight increase in diversity throughout the past six months, however most of this increase has been in lower paying positions: 

“Apple recently released its first diversity and inclusion report since naming Denise Young Smith as its new vice president of diversity and inclusion in May.

According to the report, Apple is 32 percent female worldwide, and 54 percent white in the U.S. (down two percentage points from last year) as of July 2017.

The report also shows that in the U.S. alone, the company is 13 percent Latinx (up one percentage point from last year), 9 percent black (no change), 21 percent Asian (up two percentage points), 3 percent multiracial (up one percentage point) and one percent other (no change).

Apple also reports that from July 2016 to July 2017, half of its new hires in the U.S. were from historically underrepresented groups in tech including such as women, African Americans, Latinxs, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders.”

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(Source: Blavity.com)

Originally published: 11/13/2017

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