Tim Cook

  • Apple released its latest diversity report Thursday.
  • Among the company’s leadership and tech-worker ranks, women made only a slight gain while underrepresented minority groups actually lost ground.
  • Still, the company noted that half of the people hired overall in the last year were either women or members of such underrepresented groups.

Apple released its latest diversity report on Thursday, showing that, despite its stated commitment to diversifying its workforce, the iPhone maker remains predominately white and male.

The proportion of women in its leadership ranks only rose slightly in the last year and among its tech workers, didn’t change at all. Underrepresented minorities made no gains among Apple’s leadership since last year, and actually lost ground among its tech workers.

Overall at the company, the proportion of women remained unchanged and the percentage of underrepresented minorities barely nudged.

“Meaningful change takes time,” the company said in its report. “We’re proud of our accomplishments, but we have much more work to do.”

A company representative did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Worldwide, only 29% of Apple’s leadership — a term it didn’t define — is female, according to the report. Apple has raised that proportion just one percentage point since 2014, and the increase just happened in the last year.

In terms of ethnic diversity, Apple’s leadership ranks also barely changed. Whites constitute 66% of Apple’s leadership, down just 1 percentage point from last year. Although the proportion of Asians in its leadership rose from 21% to 23% in the last year, the percentage of blacks, Hispanics and multiracial people didn’t change at all.

Apple’s leadership page offers a good indication of the company’s lack of gender and ethnic diversity at its top. Of the 19 senior executives shown on the page, only five are women, and just two are Read More Here