The split between men and women (68% vs. 32%) at Apple was unchanged last year.
The Apple diversity report issued Thursday found five ways to put a positive spin on the state of affairs.
- Our female representation is steadily increasing, and we’re proud of the progress we’re making. For example, 36 percent of our employees under 30 are women. That’s an increase of 5 percentage points since 2014.
- Since 2014 we’ve increased female representation at Apple by 2 percentage points, hiring 37,000 women globally.
- Twenty-nine percent of our leaders are women, reflecting a 1 percentage point increase from July 2016 to July 2017.
- During that same period of time, the percentage of leaders under 30 who are women has increased by 3 percentage points.
- From July 2016 to July 2017, half of our new hires in the United States were from historically underrepresented groups in tech — women, Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander.
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My take: “Meaningful change takes time,” Apple’s report concludes. At this rate it does.