Apple today has quietly released its latest diversity numbers, reflecting of the company as of July of this year. The numbers show that Apple is continuing its push towards diversity in the workplace, but that executive and upper management positions are still largely filled by white males…
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In the report, Apple outlines that 73 of its top 107 executives are white males. The remaining spots are filled as follows:
- 20 females, 15 of whom are white
- 2 Hispanic or latino employees (up from 1 last year)
- 14 Asian employees (up from 12 last year)
- 3 black or African-American employees
Going further down the ladder, first and middle manager positions are held predominantly by white males. Specifically, 48 percent of those posts are occupied by white men, while 18 percent are white women. 23 percent of these positions are held by Asian employees, 7 percent Hispanic or Latino, 4 percent black, and 1 percent multiracial.
Apple has been very public about its push towards a more diverse workforce, and in many ways it’s making strides towards those goals. Today’s diversity report shows that the number of net Hispanic employees was up 951 people, while net number of African-American or back employees was up 783 people. The number of Asian hires was up by 2,455 employees.
Apple’s latest diversity numbers come in a form known as the EEO-1, which is document required by the government and filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Apple, however, is a firm believed that the EEO-1 has not kept pace with industry changes and is thus not reflective of its true diversity:
We make the document publicly available, but it’s not how we measure our progress. The EEO-1 has not kept pace with changes in industry or the American workforce over the past half century. We believe the information we report elsewhere on this site is a far more accurate reflection of our progress toward diversity.
Apple last released diversity numbers in August with data collected with its internal methods, showing a more diverse company makeup than its EEO-1 report does. Nevertheless, Apple is clearly making strides towards its diversity goals, albeit at a slower pace than some may desire.