Apple makes donation to further race and gender diversity in technology

03/10/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

California – Apple is reportedly making a massive donation toward an effort to promote racial and gender diversity in the workplace. As reported by WebProNews, the technology giant is donating more than $50 million to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which is a nonprofit organization designed to help students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The company will also reportedly partner with the National Center for Women and Information Technology. The non-profit community aims to help “to increase women’s participation in computing and technology.”

As noted by WebProNews, Apple’s most recent diversity report shows that 55 percent of its workforce is Caucasian and 72 percent is male.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, is quoted in the report as stating of the statistics, “Apple is committed to transparency, which is why we are publishing statistics about the race and gender makeup of our company. Let me say up front: As CEO, I’m not satisfied with the numbers on this page. They’re not new to us, and we’ve been working hard for quite some time to improve them. We are making progress, and we’re committed to being as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing our products.”

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