Apple has released diversity figures for 2020 in which we see a significant improvement over the previous year. An improvement that has been a trend since we have data and clearly shows the company’s intention to welcome all those who wish to be part of the project whatever their origin or their skin color.
A gradual improvement towards a common goal
Apple regularly updates the company’s diversity numbers. However, the last update was in 2018, so on the inclusion and diversity website we saw 2019 and 2020 appear. Both years represented an improvement in diversity in the company and they follow the progression started in 2014.
The most recent figures show that on average there are 66% men and 34% women in the company. This figure fluctuates when filtering results by technical and non-technical staff, command posts, stores and store managers. It is in the technical sector where only 24% of workers are women, while in the non-technical sector this percentage increases to 42%
When it comes to racial diversity, an average of 47% of employees are white, followed by 27% Asian, 14% Hispanic or Latin American, and 9% black. Here the increase of Asian employees in technical positions reaching 39%
As Apple says on its own website, a lot of work is going on and there is still a lot of work to be done, but what is clear is that year over year the percentages of gender and gender representation. diversity at Apple is improving. Tim Cook himself commented in an opening speech that launching a product globally requires a global team.