Apple says it pays women the same as men

Divya NagAppleDivya Nag, head of Apple’s health projects and a member of BI’s Silicon Valley 100

Silicon Valley has a problem with diversity. Despite efforts from some of the biggest and most powerful tech companies, Silicon Valley still hires a disproportionate amount of white guys, according to voluntarily released diversity reports.

Apple released its latest diversity report on Wednesday, and it includes a lot of new information about Apple’s hires over the past year.

It also includes a major achievement for the tech company: Apple says it’s solved its gender pay gap, and women at Apple are now getting paid the same as men for doing the same work.

From the report:

We’ve achieved pay equity in the United States for similar roles and performance. Women earn one dollar for every dollar male employees earn. And underrepresented minorities earn one dollar for every dollar white employees earn.

Other big takeaways from the report:

  • Apple is 68% male and 32% female. (Last year it said it was 69% male and 31% female.) Apple’s companywide stats include its retail operation.
  • However, leadership is still 72% male.
  • 37% of global hires are women and 27% of hires in the United States are underrepresented minorities
  • Including Apple’s retail operation, 54% of new hires in the United States are minorities.
  • However, Apple’s tech workforce remains 55% white and 27% Asian.

Unlike last year’s report, this one does not include a letter from CEO Tim Cook. Take a look at all the stats at Apple’s website.

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