In one stroke, Apple doubled the number of women on its leadership team. Some of its customers could care less.
I can’t claim that this column had anything to do with it, but the day after it pointed out that only one of the 10 faces on Apple’s executive profiles webpage was a woman’s, the company redesigned the page.
Now it shows five vice presidents along with Apple’s senior vice presidents. And because two of those vice presidents are women, female representation on Apple’s official “leadership” team increased, overnight, from 10% to 20%.
Judging from the “Inclusion inspires innovation” message Tim Cook posted Wednesday, diversity in all its forms — racial, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability — is something Apple’s CEO cares deeply about.
Not all of Apple’s customers feel the same way.
Representing another point of view, I offer you the e-mail I received Friday from reader John Garner: