How should Apple’s progress toward diversity be judged? Apple wants its workforce to be more diverse. Apple’s leadership team, for example, is currently 72 percent male and 63 percent white. The first thing worth noting is that the company is actually releasing this kind of information publicly. (This is apparently part of an industry trend.) Question for discussion: should stats like that be benchmarked against a) the US population, b) the world population, c) Cupertino, California, the community where Apple is headquartered, or d) against either the tech industry as a whole or the American business community as a whole? And, importantly, regardless of which of the above you choose, why? >>>
LINK: Apple Wants to Be Diverse, But White Dudes Still Run Things (by Davey Alba for Wired)
APPLE IS TRYING to make itself a more diverse company. In an open letter accompanying the release of its latest diversity figures, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company’s hiring practices are changing. He writes that in the past year, Apple hired over 11,000 women globally, 65 percent more than in the previous year. And in the US, he says, Apple hired more than 2,200 black employees—a 50 percent increase over last year—and 2,700 Hispanic employees, a 66 percent increase….
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