We’re all in.

Across Apple, we’ve strengthened our long-standing commitment to making our company more inclusive and the world more just. Where every great idea can be heard. And everybody belongs.

Apple is becoming a better reflection of the world we live in.

All data as of December 2020 unless otherwise stated.
Trends account for data between 2014 and 2020.

  • The number of employees from underrepresented communities (URCs)1 has increased by 64%, or over 18,000 people, and makes up nearly 50% of Apple’s U.S. workforce.

  • The number of Black employees in the U.S. has grown by more than 50%, with a 60% increase in leadership.

  • The number of Hispanic/Latinx employees in the U.S. has grown by more than 80%, with a 90% increase in leadership.

  • The number of female employees worldwide has grown more than 70%, with an 85% increase in leadership.

In the last year, we made progress toward more inclusive leadership by bringing people into Apple and hiring from within.

Data measured between January 2020 and December 2020.

  • 43%Open leadership roles filled by people from URCs in the U.S.
  • 29%Open R&D leadership roles filled by people from URCs in the U.S.
  • 37%Open leadership roles filled by women globally
  • 26%Open R&D leadership roles filled by women globally

There’s a lot in the works. And much more work to do.

Action plans for every line of business.

Lajuan turns open conversations into meaningful actions.

Marcela helps shape diverse perspectives into great ideas.

Leaders with different backgrounds and shared goals.

Initiatives for enduring change in research and development.

Community is built into our DNA.

Brent brings people in and keeps cyber threats out.

Hiring practices with the highest standards.

Pay equity for everyone at Apple. Everywhere.

T-Ray is reaching
career goals and
encouraging allyship.

Support for every career path. And career change.

It takes all kinds of people to make our products so personal.

Everything Apple designs is for everyone.

Niharika engineers Fitness+ for every body.

Chloe applies algorithms that expose inequalities.

Memoji is informed by a world of identities.

The Apple Store keeps people connected.

Nicolas’s experiences help him provide the best customer experiences.

Our work for racial equity and justice extends beyond our walls.

Where we stand today.

We have about 160,000 talented employees across the world. And we are proud that when people join Apple, they find fulfillment for many years. That also means increasing overall representation takes time.

Every hiring decision is made one role, and one person, at a time. We are taking meaningful actions for more diverse representation across every part of the business. Because just 1% of over a hundred thousand represents change for thousands of people.

Global Female Representation

U.S. Underrepresented Community Representation

The future is bright.

Currently, more than 60% of our Retail team members and more than 50% of Retail leadership in the U.S. come from underrepresented communities. We continue to make strides with our population of women, who represent 35% of global team members and 38% of global leadership.

And since 2014, we’ve seen continued progress with 35% growth for our U.S. underrepresented communities and 50% growth for our global population of women. Our inclusive practices continue to show promising impact in our hiring efforts, and we look forward to continuing this momentum.

  • 71%People from URCs as represented in new Retail hires in the U.S. over the last two years
  • 42%Women as represented in new Retail hires globally over the last two years
  • 67%Open Retail leadership roles in the U.S. filled by people from URCs since January 2020
  • 49%Open Retail leadership roles globally filled by women since January 2020

Apple Workforce

Global Gender


U.S. Race and Ethnicity


1. Underrepresented communities (URCs): groups whose representation in tech has been historically low — Female, Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Multiracial, and Indigenous peoples.

2. Tech roles are based on Federal Employer Information Report EEO-1 skill designations. At Apple, this includes all technical roles across the company, such as engineering roles and Apple Store Geniuses.

Data supplied by the People team at Apple. Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

To align with U.S. government reporting requirements, data on this website uses the traditional gender categories of male and female. Apple deeply respects that gender is not binary.

Though we do not use the Federal Employer Information Report EEO-1 to measure progress, our most recent filing is publicly available.

quote by Barbara Whye, Vice President of Inclusion & Diversity

“Inclusion and diversity are cornerstones of the global Apple community. We’re proud of the foundation we’ve built, and we’re clear-eyed about the challenges that remain. Together, we’re committed to continuing this journey with humility and resolve.”

More on inclusion and diversity from Apple Newsroom.