Apple has recently released a report on the diversity of its workforce, disclosing some interesting details. Apple is one of the latest tech firms to post such data after a growing debate on how well women and minorities are represented in Silicon Valley.
Apple’s report also contains a letter from Tim Cook, who's unhappy with the numbers, but says he's optimistic for future progress. In the United States, 55% of the employees are white, and around the world, 7 out of every 10 of Apple's employees are male. Here's what Tim Cook said in the letter:
Recently, several woman have been added to Apple’s upper ranks including EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, and Sue Wagner, the company’s latest board member. Have a look at this video that Apple has posted to its YouTube page on diversity, which is narrated by Denise Young-Smith, who Tim Cook recently appointed as his VP of Human Resources.
What you think of this? Are women and minorities underrepresented in Silicon Valley or this is a problem that spreads to far more areas?