There is a mixed reaction from the Tech Industry regarding Trump’s win. There are some, how have assured their employees that diversity will be protected, while others have diplomatically said that, they will work with the new president. Here’s are some of the top reactions from the CEOs & Business leaders from Tech Industry:
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple wrote the below email to all the Apple employees:
I’ve heard from many of you today about the presidential election. In a political contest where the candidates were so different and each received a similar number of popular votes, it’s inevitable that the aftermath leaves many of you with strong feelings.
We have a very diverse team of employees, including supporters of each of the candidates. Regardless of which candidate each of us supported as individuals, the only way to move forward is to move forward together. I recall something Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said 50 years ago: “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” This advice is timeless, and a reminder that we only do great work and improve the world by moving forward.
While there is discussion today about uncertainties ahead, you can be confident that Apple’s North Star hasn’t changed. Our products connect people everywhere, and they provide the tools for our customers to do great things to improve their lives and the world at large. Our company is open to all, and we celebrate the diversity of our team here in the United States and around the world — regardless of what they look like, where they come from, how they worship or who they love. I’ve always looked at Apple as one big family and I encourage you to reach out to your co-workers if they are feeling anxious.
Let’s move forward — together!
Mark Zukerberg, CEO of Facebook
Mark Zukerberg cryptically hinted at his disappointment by stating that “progress doesn’t move in straight line”. Full post of Mark is below.
Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
Satya Nadella mentioned that, he looks forward to working with President Trump but also high lighted that, Microsoft’s mission and values, particularly diversity and inclusive culture will remain.
Yesterday we witnessed the democratic process in action here in the US. The results are of importance around the world, and I know that interest is shared among Microsoft employees. We congratulate the president-elect, and look forward to working with all those elected yesterday. Our commitment to our mission and values are steadfast, and in particular fostering a diverse and inclusive culture.