Despite pledge to boost diversity, Apple’s numbers have barely b - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Despite pledge to boost diversity, Apple’s numbers have barely budged in past year

Image courtesy of Apple Image courtesy of Apple
  • TechMore>>

  • The Tech & Gadgets to Help You Stay Cool this Summer

    The Tech & Gadgets to Help You Stay Cool this Summer

    As summer heat waves roll across the country, did you know that our modern air-conditioning was invented on July 17, 1902? On that date, Willis Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system, launching an industry that would fundamentally improve the way we live, work and play. To honor that invention’s anniversary, Consumer Technology Expert Katie Linendoll partnered with Carrier to showcase some of her hot gadgets to help keep us cool this season.

    More >>

    As summer heat waves roll across the country, did you know that our modern air-conditioning was invented on July 17, 1902? On that date, Willis Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system, launching an industry that would fundamentally improve the way we live, work and play. To honor that invention’s anniversary, Consumer Technology Expert Katie Linendoll partnered with Carrier to showcase some of her hot gadgets to help keep us cool this season.

    More >>
  • Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps are free for a limited time

    Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps are free for a limited time

    Monday, April 30 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-04-30 20:00:26 GMT
    Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals offered...More >>
    Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals offered in the...More >>
  • Toyota picks Hawaii for its first app-controlled, car-sharing effort

    Toyota picks Hawaii for its first app-controlled, car-sharing effort

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 5:38 AM EDT2018-07-11 09:38:29 GMT
    Toyota is launching its first car-sharing effort in Honolulu. Similar to Zipcar, the new service offers customers 50 vehicles at 25 stations. An app helps you manage rentals and operate the car, and rates start at...More >>
    Toyota is launching its first car-sharing effort in Honolulu. Similar to Zipcar, the new service offers customers 50 vehicles at 25 stations. An app helps you manage rentals and operate the car, and rates start at $10 an...More >>


By Christian de Looper


Provided by

Apple may be all about diversity on the surface, but the numbers show that the company hasn’t made strides in becoming more diverse over the last year — its leadership is still overwhelmingly comprised of white men.

Apple has released new data showing that the company’s high-ranking employees are made up of a higher percentage of white men than the rest of the company. Only 20 of Apple’s 107 executives are women, and only 5 of those executives are members of a minority group. Those numbers are pretty much unchanged from a year ago.

More: Microsoft to begin rewarding executives for diversity hiring

One layer down, things get a little better — but not by much. While women made up 27 percent of management, 65 percent of those managers are white, 23 percent Asian, and 11 percent from other minority groups. This data comes from a form called the EEO-1, which companies must file with the U.S. Equal Emplo yment Opportunity Commission.

Apple, along with a number of other companies, has pledged to boost diversity, and has said in the past that increased diversity isn’t just good for society, but also makes sense from a business perspective. While these numbers aren’t that great, Apple says that the data on them does not reflect how the company breaks down its workforce internally, nor how it measures its diversity.

Apple does seem to be moving in the right direction, even if its changes are small — the company’s new hires were 37 percent women and 27 percent underrepresented minorities. Microsoft, on the other hand, seems to be moving in the wrong direction — the company’s latest reports showed that the number of women at Microsoft has declined for the second year in a row. Microsoft blames layoffs in its phone division.

This article was originally posted on Digital Trends

Content provided by
INFORMATIONAL DISCLAIMER The information contained on or provided through this site is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional financial or accounting advice. Always seek the advice of your accountant or other qualified personal finance advisor for answers to any related questions you may have. Use of this site and any information contained on or provided through this site is at your own risk and any information contained on or provided through this site is provided on an "as is" basis without any representations or warranties.
Powered by Frankly