|August 18, 2014 | By admin|
Apple recently announced the addition of two women vice presidents, Lisa Jackson and Denise Young Smith in its Apple Leadership press page.
Lisa Jackson was named Vice President of Environmental Initiatives, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. In her new role, Jackson oversees Apple’s efforts to minimize its impact on the environment. She is responsible for addressing climate change through renewable energy and energy efficiency, using greener materials, and creating new ways to conserve natural resources. Apple is the first in the industry to use 100% renewable energy in all its data centers and to remove many harmful substances from its products.
Denise Young Smith was appointed Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources. She is responsible for recruiting and retaining top talent at Apple. Like Jackson, she also reports to CEO Tim Cook. Smith joined Apple in 1997 and has served several key roles in human resources. For over a decade, she was part of the leadership team that built the company’s retail organization, which now welcomes more than 1 million people on a daily basis.
Apple has faced criticism for its lack of female leadership in the past which Cook has been actively trying to remedy.