Find Your Values, And Commit To Them

Tim Cook

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"It’s about finding your values, and committing to them. It’s about finding your North Star. It’s about making choices. Some are easy. Some are hard. And some will make you question everything."

Tim Cook (1960-) is an American technology executive who has been the CEO of Apple since 2011.

In 2014, Cook became the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company - a pivotal moment for LGBTQ+ acceptance in the corporate world. “If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy," - said Cook.

Cook was named Person of the Year by the Financial Times in 2014, World's Greatest Leader by Fortune Magazine in 2015, received the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award (2015) and the Courage Against Hate award from Anti-Defamation League (2018).

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In celebration of LGBT+ History Month 2020.

Nikol Chen (she/her)

Marketing & Design, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! My name is Nikol and I look after the Laidlaw Scholars Network. I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. My final research explored the potential effects of design on patient wellbeing in hospitals, and I also took modules such as Ethnographic Documentary Filmmaking, Anthropology of the Built Environment, Art in the Public Sphere, and other less interesting-sounding things :) Drop me a line at nikol.chen@laidlawfoundation.com if you have any questions about the Network or just fancy a chat. Alternatively, you can use the teal chat bubble in the right bottom corner of your screen and I'll reply ASAP!

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