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Topic: Diversity

Apple hires Intel's head of diversity to fill same role starting 2021

11/19/2020, 06:11 pm

Apple on Thursday announced the hire of Intel Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Barbara Whye, who will join the Cupertino tech giant in a similar position early next year.


Apple head of diversity and inclusion Christie Smith departs

06/17/2020, 12:06 am

Apple's chief of corporate diversification initiatives, Christie Smith, left her post this week after serving in the role since late 2017, the company said late Tuesday.


Tim Cook unveils Apple's $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

06/11/2020, 12:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday announced a new $100 million endeavor to support racial equity and justice across the U.S. and the world.


Apple, other tech firms back Harvard in legal battle over race in admissions

06/05/2020, 04:06 pm

Apple is one of more than a dozen companies backing Harvard University in a fierce legal battle concerning race in college admissions.


Editorial: Why does Apple have a monopoly on responsive corporate values?

08/08/2019, 07:08 am

Apple pioneered the concept of making its products accessible to users with disabilities back in the 1980s. It has made environmentally sound manufacturing and supplier responsibility a key aspect of its global operations. It has taken a public stand for inclusion and diversity and has made privacy and security primary features of its products. Why haven't other tech giants offered more than a meek "me too" in these areas?


Apple signs California initiative promising to narrow gender wage gap

04/01/2019, 09:04 pm

Apple on Monday was announced as one of 13 inaugural corporate signatories to a state-led campaign that seeks to close the gender pay gap in California, an issue that impacts a range of industries across the nation including the high-paying tech sector.


Tim Cook meets with Congressional Black Caucus members as part of diversity push

05/01/2018, 11:05 am

Apple took part Monday in the Congressional Black Caucus' visit to Silicon Valley, as Tim Cook hosted the CBC members at Apple Park.


Apple says male UK staff earn average of 5 percent more than women

04/03/2018, 05:04 pm

On average, men at Apple's U.K. operations earn 5 percent more than women, the company revealed on Tuesday, a day ahead of a deadline for British companies over 250 people to disclose their gender gaps.


Apple seeks permission from SEC to exclude proposal tying executive diversity metrics to CEO performance

10/26/2017, 11:10 pm

Apple earlier this month asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to authorize the exclusion of a shareholder proposal that would tie the company's diversity efforts to CEO performance, an action that could negatively impact Tim Cook's compensation.


Apple shareholders again reject proposal to diversify senior management

03/01/2017, 10:03 pm

For the second year in a row, Apple shareholders on Tuesday voted against a proposal that would force the company to actively recruit "people of color" to high-ranking management positions and its board of directors.


Apple's top management largely white and male, but overall workforce trending toward diversity

11/21/2016, 11:11 pm

Apple on Monday quietly released employment diversity statistics current as of July 2016, revealing high level executive and management positions are overwhelmingly filled by white males.


Apple's 2015 EEO-1 report shows slow progress toward workplace diversity

01/18/2016, 11:01 pm

Over the weekend, Apple quietly released its latest EEO-1 Federal Employer Information Report tallying employment diversity information through Aug. 1, 2015, revealing raw numbers that, while a slight improvement year over year, are incongruent with statements the company made last year.


Apple includes shareholder proposal on diversity in proxy statement, advises vote against

01/06/2016, 05:01 pm

Apple, in its 2016 proxy statement issued to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, decided to let shareholders vote on a contentious proposal that would force the company to add "people of color" to high-ranking management and its board of directors. The letter recommends a vote against, however, saying installed policies not only address diversity concerns, but are much broader in scope.


Apple investor's shareholder proposal could force racial diversity among leadership

12/31/2015, 03:12 am

Apple might be forced to add "people of color" to its senior ranks if an investor submitted resolution is voted through at an upcoming 2016 shareholders meeting, though the company contends the proposal constitutes micromanagement and is therefore invalid.


Apple Store employees allegedly profile black students as potential thieves

11/12/2015, 09:11 am

A group of black high school students were asked to leave an Apple Store in Australia after security became concerned that they "might steal something," prompting the store manager to issue an apology.