"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."
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.