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Apple's new diversity exec hails from Bank of America

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Cynthia Bowman is Apple's latest Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity after a 17-year career at Bank of America.

Apple has seen some changes around how it manages diversity and inclusion in recent years. The top executive job Chief People Officer was introduced in 2023 after splitting the role away from Deirdre O'Brien, who now focuses solely on retail.

The reporting executive to the Chief People Officer is the Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity. According to a report from Bloomberg, Cynthia Bowman has stepped into the role.

"We are excited that Cynthia Bowman will serve as Apple's next Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity," an Apple spokesperson said in a statement. "Cynthia is an accomplished leader in her field and is deeply committed to the work we're doing to advance inclusion and diversity at Apple."

Bowman served as chief diversity, inclusion, and social responsibility officer during her tenure at Bank of America. Her career there spanned 17 years before leaving earlier in 2024.

Apple's push for diversity and inclusion is one of the company's core tenants. It has a dedicated website to showcase the effort, though it hasn't been updated with new data since 2022.