Is Apple a men-only club? That’s what Jonny Evans of Computerworld wondered as he perused the Apple executive profiles this week. He found that 100% of the Apple leadership team is male, and just one woman, Andrea Jung of Avon, is an Apple board member. In fact, Apple’s leadership lacks diversity overall, not just gender diversity.
However, diversity is lacking across much of the technology sector. Jonny shared the following information about the leadership teams of other tech companies:
Microsoft: Microsoft has two women (Dina Dublon and Maria Klawe) on the board of directors and one female senior leader, Chief People Officer, Lisa Brummel.
Facebook: This company also appears to be led by an all-male team, according to the Inside Facebook site.
Google: Rachel Whetstone, Shona Brown and Susan Wojcicki sit among the 15-strong senior leadership team, while Diane Greene, Ann Mather and Shirely Tilghman sit on the ten-person board.
Yahoo: CEO Marissa Mayer leads a 13-strong executive team which also features Mickie Roesen, Mollie Spilman and Rose Tsou.
HP: Led by Meg Whitman, HP’s senior females also include Tracy Keogh and Cathie Lesjak among the executives alongside Ann Livermore and Patricia Russo on the board.
Dell: Dell’s female leaders include Karen Quintos on the executive team and Laura Conigliaro and Janet Clark on the board.
Jonny notes about Apple, “That’s not to say that the make-up of Apple’s executive team should necessarily be dictated by a quota system designed to support sexual and ethnic diversity. The image I like to carry of the company is that it’s some form of meritocracy. That the people at the most senior positions are the people capable of the best performance.”
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