Tim Cook: ‘No Good Excuse’ For Lack of Women in Tech
Tim Cook has recently said there is ‘no good excuse’ for the lack of women in tech.’ He called Apple out for a lack of diversity and also criticised sexism in the industry. ‘There are no good excuses for not having enough female founders in tech.’
Tim Cook: There are no good excuses for lack of women in tech
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, recently addressed the issue of women in the tech industry, stressing that women are essential to a company’s success. The tech industry’s future depends on having a diverse set of viewpoints, and without women at the helm, it will fail to reach its full potential. A recent study by PWC found that only five percent of tech leaders are female. Moreover, 78 percent of students said they couldn’t name a notable woman in tech.
One major barrier to attracting women to tech jobs is a lack of female role models. Tim Cook is a strong advocate for tech education for girls. As an employer, he has implemented initiatives like Swift Playgrounds to encourage more women to pursue STEM fields. And he believes that more girls should take computer science and coding courses in school.
Sexism in tech
Tim Cook acknowledged that there are not enough women in tech, but that diversity is key to achieving the full potential of the industry. According to a recent report from PWC, women hold just 23 percent of STEM jobs and only five percent of leadership positions in tech. Additionally, a recent study found that 78 percent of students did not have the ability to name a famous female tech worker.
Apple’s Tim Cook recently declared that diversity in the tech industry is vital to the success of the company. He believes that without women, the industry will not be as innovative and as successful as it could be. Despite the fact that women outperform their male counterparts in STEM fields, they are often discouraged from pursuing these careers because of the sexism and perceived sexism of the industry.
Apple is taking measures to help change this trend. It’s investing in coding education for kids and hiring more women in senior leadership roles. According to Deloitte, women are now 35 per cent of Apple’s staff in the US.
Lack of female founders
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has said that he sees no excuse for the lack of female founders in tech firms. He believes that women are needed at tech companies to improve the diversity in the industry. He’s already launching a female founders’ development program in the UK to encourage women to pursue a career in technology. By 2022, he expects there will be a third of tech firms headed by women, and women will hold a quarter of technical jobs.
Although Tim Cook’s comments are critical of the tech industry, they highlight some of the changes Apple has made in the last year. The company has introduced the App Store Foundation Program to the UK, which gives preference to female developers. Last year, Apple announced that its employees will be at least 35 per cent female by 2022.