Sep 27, 2022
No good excuse for lack of women in tech - Apple boss
Apple chief executive Tim Cook says there are still "Not enough women at the table" at the world's tech firms - including his own. Apple has just launched its founders' development programme for female founders and app creators in the UK."I think the the essence of technology and its effect on humanity depends upon women being at the table," Mr Cook says. Apple had 35% female staff in the US in 2021, according to its own diversity figures. "Businesses can't cop out and say 'there's not enough women taking computer science - therefore I can't hire enough'," says Mr Cook."We have to fundamentally change the number of people that are taking computer science and programming." His view is that everybody should be required to take some sort of coding course by the time they finish school, in order to have a "Working knowledge" of how coding works and how apps are created.
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