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Starbucks supports NEW as gold sponsor

Wednesday, September 14, 2011  
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Starbucks Coffee Company is the Network of Executive Women’s newest gold sponsor, supporting the Network’s mission to attract, retain and advance women in the retail and consumer products industry through education, leadership and business development.

As a gold sponsor, Starbucks will help sustain the Network's activities, participate in national and regional events and have access to the Network's career development and diversity and inclusion best practices tools.

"Diversity, leadership and community go hand in hand,” explained Cecilia Carter, vice president, global diversity, community and government affairs. "Our goal is for Starbucks to be a diverse company to work for and do business with.

 "A strong diverse workforce starts in the strength of the local communities we serve daily. We increase our connections with our local markets through youth-targeted programming. Our community service programs provide opportunities for many of our women leaders to demonstrate their leadership skills and live the Starbucks values."

Starbucks offers employees more than 50 clubs and networks to encourage employees to share interests and find work/life balance. These include recreational athletic leagues, foreign language clubs and parenting resources. The company also offers a wellness program, an elite athlete assistance program, internal recognition programs and career sabbaticals.

The company has been honored by the Disability Rights Legal Center, named one of the "40 Best Companies for Diversity” by Black Enterprise Magazine and has earned a 100-percent rating for the fourth consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Starbucks supports the National Council of La Raza’s Lideres young leaders program, NAACP, National Hispanic Corporate Council, National Urban League, United States Business Leadership Network and other organizations that promote diversity and inclusion.

"We are pleased and excited to be a gold sponsor of NEW to further support women executives," Carter said. "Our relationship is important as we continue to ensure that Starbucks is an employer of choice for women.”

More than 70 of the cpg/retail industry's largest companies are national Network sponsors. Ninety-five percent of the Network's sponsors renew their commitment each year. For more information, download our sponsor brochure here or contact Nancy Krawczyk, director of client services East, at (215) 327-4861 or Stephanie McFee, director of client services West, at (561) 459-5540.

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