Apple is pledging it will try to diversify its almost entirely white male board.
Bloomberg reports that the company has amended the charter of the board’s nominating and corporate governance committee, to be put to shareholders for a vote Feb. 28, to say:
“The Committee 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.”
Apple, among other Silicon Valley companies, has come under fire even from its own shareholders for a lack of diversity at the highest levels. Andrea Jung, the former CEO of Avon Products, is the only woman and the only person of color on the board, which otherwise comprises seven white males over 50, Bloomberg reports.