Just under a year ago, Apple for the first time publicly released figures about its diversity of employees. Since then, the issue has remained in vogue: in March, Apple announced that it would invest $ 50 million to improve diversity in the technology sector; in the last keynote, we had two female appearances on the stage at the Moscone Center.
This week, Denise Young Smith Apple's global vice president of human resources attended the “Brainstorm Tech” event, from Fortune, and talked a little about it. According to her, the company will update its diversity data soon.
Smith said Apple has made progress. Approximately 35% of new hires made by Ma are women, and from last year to here she increased the number of Afro-descendants hired in the United States by 1 percentage point. It seems little, but we are talking about a company that today has more than 115 thousand employees spread around the world.
It certainly makes sense what Smith said on the video. Diversity is not a “problem” and this is not something that changes overnight, even more so in a huge company like Apple. But it is important to see that she is concerned about this and making progress.