After receiving criticism for a lack of diversity, Apple has vowed to add more women and minorities to its board of directors.

According to reports, shareholders expressed concerns about the tech giant’s nearly all-White, all-male board several times in the past few months. The eight-member board currently consist of seven Caucasian men over the age of 50 and one Asian woman, former Avon CEO Andrea Jung.

To combat the issue, Apple recently added new language to its board committee charter.

“The Committee is committed to actively seeking out highly qualified women and individuals from minority groups to include in the pool from which Board nominees are chosen,” it reads.

The concerns were raised by shareholders Sustainability Group and Trillium Asset Management LLC.

“We live in an increasingly complex global marketplace, and the companies that can hire, attract and retain women and people of color are better equipped to capitalize on global opportunities and avoid missteps that may not be apparent to a more homogeneous group,” Larisa Ruoff of the Sustainability Group said.

Jonas Kron, from Trillium Asset Management LLC, added, “There is a general problem with diversity at the highest echelon of Apple…It’s all white men.”

Shareholders are scheduled to vote on the new amendment at a Feb. 28 meeting.

One thought on “Apple Promises To Diversify Its Board With More Women & Minorities

  1. I hope Apple make those changes because what I see now there are no minorities in management. Also my adult child worked at Apple for four years, completing her BA never offered another position in Apple even though she applied. She than begin pursuing her law degree and had to leave Apple her first year because her class schedule was hectic and Apple would not let her work 10-20 hours she requested so they advise her to quit because she could not take a leave of absence. Also once her schedule permitted her to work at Apple again and they had openings! she recently applied again now granted she has a BA degree and pursuing a law degree, the white manager gave her the run around did not call for three weeks; so my child called for another 3 weeks and finally the manager claim their were nomore openings.

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