Tim Cook has spoken out strongly on diversity issues ahead of the Apple's annual WWDC conference, labelling them central to "the future of our company." In an interview with Mashable, the 54-year-old CEO discussed the ongoing struggle to attract women and minority ethnic groups to the tech industry.
Canada tapped an outsider on Thursday to head its central bank, bringing in the well-respected head of the Canadian export credit agency, who immediately stressed the need to nurture a choppy economic recovery.
Incoming Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, 57, worked at the central bank for 14 years earlier in his career. But he has spent the last 14 years at Export Development Canada.
The head of Bank of Montreal says Canada’s biggest financial institutions are actively grooming women to become chief executive officers, ending centuries of male rule at the country’s top lenders.
“There are five large Canadian banks,” CEO Bill Downe said in an interview. “I think it’s inevitable.”
A study to be released soon shows it will take until the year 2097 for women to have equal representation in company boardrooms if no action is taken to boost their participation.
“By 2097 we’re all dead, our children are all dead,” said Pamela Jeffery, founder of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, which plans to release the study next month.
On Friday, Yahoo announced the acquisition of social shopping site Polyvore. Yahoo plans to integrate Polyvore's product into its premium content ecosystem, but the deal is particularly interesting for two reason. First, because it was actually three ex-Yahoo engineers who launched the site back in 2007. Second, because Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer played a significant role in the professional development of Polyvore's fourth "honorary" founder (and current CEO) Jess Lee.
On Friday, Yahoo announced the acquisition of social shopping site Polyvore. Yahoo plans to integrate Polyvore's product into its premium content ecosystem, but the deal is particularly interesting for two reason.