Apple’s CEO Tim Cook met the class of all-female founders at the company’s first Foundations program in the UK.
While doing so, Cook also gave an interview to the BBC where he said that there’s “no good excuse” for the lack of women in tech.

In the interview, he says the technology “will not achieve nearly what it could achieve” without a diverse workforce.

“I think the essence of technology and its effect on humanity depends upon women being at the table. Technology’s a great thing that will accomplish many things, but unless you have diverse views at the table that are working on it, you don’t wind up with great solutions,” said Cook in the interview.


In addition to promoting Foundation programs, Apple is also trying to lead the way. In its 2021 annual report of diversity figures, 35% of the company’s staff in the US is composed of women. The Cupertino company has five female executives in its 22 leadership roles.

“Businesses can’t cop out and say ‘there’s not enough women taking computer science – therefore I can’t hire enough’. We have to fundamentally change the number of people that are taking computer science and programming.”


It’s not surprising many tech leaders are now mindful of age-old problems such as the gender gap and the lack of women in the tech talent pipeline. According to government-funded growth network Tech Nation, nearly three million people, or 9% of the UK workforce, are employed in the UK tech industry. Just 26% of those in the tech workforce are women.

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At Cameo we strongly believe that Diversity and Inclusion are one of the biggest factors behind our growth. Our award winning women led teams are our path to create something new and exciting within the IT Channel. At the same time, we realise that more can be done and will be done with exciting new initiatives coming soon!