Apple pledges to broaden diversity in the boardroom

Apple’s eight-member board currently has one woman, who is also the only current director with a minority background

In anticipation of a proposal from two investor groups, Apple has vowed to pursue the recruitment of more women and minorities to its board of directors. The technology giant has recently come under fire for its lack of diversity in the boardroom. Apple’s eight-member board currently has one woman, former Avon CEO Andrea Jung, who is also the only current director with a minority background.

In the company’s preliminary proxy statement filed with the SEC, Apple notes it recently agreed to add language to its nominating and corporate governance committee charter saying that it is “committed to actively seeking out highly qualified women and individuals from minority groups to include in the pool from which board nominees are chosen.” 

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