What you need to know
- Apple has hired Barbara Whye as its new Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity.
- The executive comes from a similar role at Intel.
Reported by Fortune, Apple has announced that Barbara Whye has been hired as the new Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity. The executive comes from Intel as the company's head of diversity and inclusion there.
Kristin Huguet, an Apple spokesperson, said in a written statement that Whye's 25-year experience will help the company "hire, develop and retain the world-class talent, at all levels, that reflects the communities we serve."
Whye will replace Christie Smith, who served in the role for about two years before departing Apple back in June of 2019.
Whye, who was featured on Fortune's Most Powerful Women list, helped Intel meet its diversity goals two years ahead of the company's schedule.
Whye will start at Apple next year and report to Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail and People.
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