We now have the first diversity and inclusion report at Apple, ever since the company appointed Denise Young Smith as the company’s VP of Diversity and Inclusion last May. (If you like, you may say Apple’s first diversity report since business mogul Donald Trump became POTUS)
What do the numbers say?
Well, Apple is still predominantly white and male, with women making up just 32% of the headcounts among the company’s staff worldwide. The company is also 54% white (two percent down from last year, 13% Hispanic (one percent up) 9% Black (no change), 21% Asian (two percent up), 3% multiracial (one percent up) and 1% other races (no change).
Apple says that in the period between July 2016 and July 2017, half of new staff hired in the U.S. were from usually underrepresented groups; women, Native Americans, Black, Native Hawaiian, Hispanic, and other Pacific Islanders. No doubt that Apple’s new hire has more diversity than its current list of employees. Take, for instance, 11% of Apple’s new hire is Black; compared with the 9% of the company’s Black staffer already employed.