Promote the diversity it is one of the foundations of Apple’s philosophy. And to carry out all the actions that promote this thinking, the company has looked for the best team in this area. In this sense, it has hired Barbara whye, who for 25 years held a similar role at Intel.
Barbara Whye is Apple’s new Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion.
As Appleinsider has shared, Whye will serve as VP of Inclusion and Diversity, replacing former Chief of Diversity Christie Smith, who stepped down from office in June after nearly three years and without sharing the reasons for the decision.
Barbara Whye to lead Apple’s diversity team
According to his resume, Barbara Whye is an Engineer by training and a globally recognized leader in representation issues in the technology industry. After 25 years at Intel, he has helped the company make significant and lasting positive changes, including having the composition of Intel’s nearly 111,000 employees reflect a breakdown of the “skilled” labor market in the United States.
As Apple spokesperson Kristin Huguet has expressed regarding the new Cupertino contraction:
“(Whye) Now, he will bring his immense talent and deep experience to Apple, expanding our enterprise-wide effort to recruit, develop and retain world-class talent, at all levels, that reflects the communities we serve.” .
Starting in January 2021, Whye will be the third person to serve as Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity. And its role is expected to promote internal initiatives designed to strengthen corporate diversity through progressive hiring, training and outreach practices.
According to figures provided by Apple in 2018, the 53% of new hires in the United States came from groups that were historically underrepresented in technology. However, these have not been updated since then.