Apple Takes a Big Bite of Diversity and Inclusion

posted on Tue, Sep 19 2017 8:34 am by Shirley Engelmeier

Apple has been in the news recently. Not just for the introduction of the latest versions of its iPhone—iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but for the appointment of Denise Young Smith as Apple’s new Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. But Apple isn’t the only tech giant to add and fill this role. On June 27, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced – via Twitter of course – the appointment of Candi Castleberry Singleton as its new VP of Inclusion and Diversity. Shortly thereafter, CNBC’s Courtney Connley discussed “3 Ways Twitter’s New VP of Inclusion and Diversity Could Shape the Company’s Culture.”

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