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Why Bozoma Saint John's WWDC Presentation Matters

Apple Music exec Bozoma Saint John rocked the crowd at WWDC, and her presence was significant in an industry struggling with diversity.
Posted at 11:21 AM, Jun 14, 2016

"I could be getting it. I could get my strut on up and down this stage. But it's too early for that. I don't want to hurt you guys, so we're going to pause this," Bozoma Saint John said at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

This is Apple Music exec Bozoma Saint John. 

"I call myself a super execu-mommy," Saint John said.  

She's also one of four women to present at this year's WWDC. 

And she's the first black woman to bless the stage. 

That's a big deal for a company low in diversity in an industry also low in diversity. 

Thirty-one percent of Apple employees are women, and 8 percent of Apple employees are black.  

Executives in technology: 80 percent are men, and 20 percent are women. 

"It's also not an unsolvable issue. It's readily solvable," Apple CEO Tim Cook said when talking about diversifying Apple.

Let's hope the rhythm thing is also solvable. 

"Some of you guys are not rapping to the beat," Saint John said. 

This video includes images from Getty Images and clips from Apple and CNBC.