Tag: Apple

Apple's Leaders 'Presently Fail' to Represent Diversity: Shareholders

Apple’s shareholders this month will vote to try and increase diversity within management, a proposal being pushed by its major investors. Despite conclusive data showing that diversity in management is critical for a company’s performance, Apple’s management says the proposed policy is “not necessary.” The annual shareholders meeting on Feb….

Conservatives Push Gay Bashing vs. Corporate America

Apparently, bullying doesn’t stop after grade school. At least that’s how the Christian conservatives see it. Evangelicals believe big businesses are bullying them into supporting what republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz refers to as “an aggressive gay marriage agenda.” He also called it “unfortunate that large companies today are…

Walmart Helps Convince Arkansas Gov. to Wait on Anti-LGBT Bill

Update (4/2/2015 4:36 p.m.): The Associated Press is reporting that the Arkansas legislature passed a revised religious objections bill after Gov. Asa Hutchinson declined to sign the previous version. The new bill “prohibits state and local government from infringing on someone’s religious beliefs without proving a compelling interest. The legislation…

Should Your Company Do Business in Indiana After 'Religious Freedom Law'

Update (3/30/2015 4:35 pm): The business coalition ofCummins,Eli Lilly and Companyand other companies have sent letters to the Indiana legislature asking for new legislation to make certain that the neither the RFRAor any other Indiana law “can be used to justify discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity. By…

Apple CEO: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

By Albert Lin Apple CEO Tim Cook finally acknowledged an open secret when he came out as a gay man in a first-person piece for Bloomberg Businessweek. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” he wrote. “So let me be clear: I’m…

Apple's Diversity Data: Better Representation of Blacks, Latinos

By Albert Lin Apple on Tuesday became the latest Silicon Valley technology giant to release its diversity data, and when it comes to Black and Latino employees, the company’s numbers look better than those of Twitter, Yahoo! and Google. Of Apple’s United States employees, 55 percent are whitecomparable to Twitter’s…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Outed by CNBC Anchor

By Julissa Catalan Apple CEO Tim Cook has been outed on live television. While discussing the lack of openly gay CEOs on a live segment of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, co-host Simon Hobbs referenced the Apple exec in saying: “I think Tim Cook is open about the fact that…