In this particularly thorny week (here in Brazil, at least) when the issue of feminism and the devaluation of women in the job market came up for a series of regrettable episodes, it is still a little encouraging to see research dedicated exclusively to success of female professionals in the case, of the technological branch.
O National Diversity Council, a non-governmental organization in the United States dedicated to promoting the causes of social inclusion and diversity, today released its 2017 list of the “50 most powerful women in the world of technology”, honoring the 50 women who left their mark on the sector over the past year. And, of course, Apple's “strong woman” Angela Ahrendts marked his due presence in the relationship.
Ma's senior vice president of retail and former CEO of the Burberry brand between 2006 and 2014 was one of the main responsible, together with Tim Cook and Jony Ive, for the reinvention of Apple Stores, which became even more a space for congregation and experimentation beyond its primary sales purpose, expanding the initial vision of Steve Jobs and Ron Johnson. Angela was also a crucial name in the Apple Watch launch strategy, elevating the watch to status as a fashion item rather than a technological product. The executive was even the highest-paid woman in the US in 2015.
Ahrendts shares the presence on the list with other important figures in the technological environment, such as Sheryl Sandberg, COO (Chief Operating Officer) from Facebook; Marissa Mayer, president of Yahoo; and Yoky Matsuoka (who spent a short season at Apple and left the company at the end of last year), head of technology at Nest, a subsidiary of Alphabet.
(via Apple World Today)