#GAReads | As gender diversity battles roil Silicon Valley, Apple puts just one woman onstage
Against that backdrop, one would expect Apple to make an unusually concerted effort to have more women appear onstage at today’s iPhone announcement. Instead, the event played out much like other Apple keynotes. The very first person CEO Tim Cook invited to speak at the event was Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of retail, who gave an update on the company’s stores and, memorably if controversially, said the company envisioned them as modern “town squares.” She spoke for just over six minutes before Cook returned.
No other woman took the stage today.