In an interview, Tim Cook had spoken of equal rights and diversity within the work place especially in the tech industry. “I think the U.S will lose its leadership in technology if this doesn’t change,” he said to The Plainsman, student newspaper at alma mater. “Women are such an important part of the workforce. If STEM-related fields continue to have this low representation of women, then there just will not be enough innovation in the United States. That’s just the simple fact of it.”
Diversity is “incredibly important,” Cook claimed. “The impatient side says we’re not moving fast enough,” he said. “Everyone deserves the same human rights. I don’t hear anybody asking for special rights – just the same rights. I think that’s true not only in the gay community but many other communities as well.”
Sexism at Uber have spurred controversy about the role of women in the tech industry. Tech companies have raised concerns on immigration reform proposals by the Republican administration. As of June 2016, 32 percent of Apple employees are women and 22 percent are minorities.