by Dan Moren
Apple releases 2015 diversity numbers
Apple posted its diversity numbers for 2015 over the weekend, not long after news broke that the company’s board had argued against a shareholder proposal to increase the diversity of its board and management.
The overall numbers for 2015 have made small amounts of progress, going from 30 percent women to 31 percent, for example, as well as slim percentage increases in the numbers of black and Asian employees. But there’s still a ton of work to be done: for example, even though Apple has added four black or African American executives or managers in the past year–two men and two women–it also added 13 white males at the same time. Apple’s senior leadership remains predominantly white and male.
For a different look at the data, someone has assembled a chart showing the percentage changes based on Apple’s EEO-1 forms from last year and this past year.