Angela Ahrendts is Apple’s only female executive, which isn’t an awesome statistic – but she’s making mad bank, way more than Apple CEO Tim Cook, and that kind of is.
Ahrendts joined Apple on May 1, and is currently the Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores. According to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, in the short time she’s been with Apple, Ahrendts earned $73.3 million dollars. Cook, on the other hand, took home $9.2 million in 2014.
Most of Ahrendts’ income (some $70 million) came from stock awards, but it still puts her a solid $64 million ahead of Cook; $59 million over CFO Luca Maestri; and $49 million over SVP Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue and SVP Operations Jeff Williams.
Women in tech face a difficult road. I’ve said it before:
In computing-related occupations, women hold only 26% of jobs. 17% of Google’s tech workers are female. 14% of computer science degrees at major universities go to women. 0.4% of female college freshmen say they want to major in computer science. And if you’re searching for women who aren’t white and aren’t straight, you’re going to have to look even harder.
Given that, it’s nice to see that at least one woman in tech is trailblazing the way towards better treatment for women in STEM fields. And, I guess, this serves as a big reminder to get good stock options wherever you end up in your career.
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