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Apple Pledges to Consider Putting Women and Minorities on Its Board

06
Jan
2014

Following pressure from shareholders, Apple has altered its corporate charter to include language about considering women and minorities for executive positions within the company. Before doing so, shareholders including Trillium Asset Management and the Sustainability Group had said that they would bring the issue to a vote in late February. “There is a general problem with diversity at the highest echelon of Apple,” Jonas Kron, director of shareholder advocacy at Trillium, told Bloomberg. Its all white men. The only woman on the eight-member board is Andrea Jung, and an overview of the executive roster that reports to CEO Tim Cook certainly backs up Krons criticism.

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