Inclusion at Starbucks

Our Current State

Creating an inclusive, thriving workforce is about more than gender and race but examining how we’re doing with respect to women and minorities in the U.S. is a good place to start:

  • Approximately 66% of our U.S. partners (employees) are women; 43% are minorities.
  • Of our 50+ Top leaders at the company as defined by title of senior vice president (svp) or higher, 32% are women and 18% are minorities.
  • Of our vice presidents (vp), 48% are women and 19% are minorities.
  • Starbucks has achieved 100% pay equity for women and men and people of all races performing similar work in the United States. We are committed to achieving and maintaining 100% gender pay equity for our partners in all company-operated markets globally. Read more about our efforts here.

Our Aspirations

  • By 2020, we will strive to increase our female and minority representation at the Top Leadership level (approximately 50-60 SVPs and higher) by 50 percent.
  • Provide Inclusion training and tools to people managers to ensure that we are preparing all leaders to foster a diverse and inclusive culture based on merit.
  • Provide diversity education for retail partners.
  • Drive leader accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.
  • Increase internal pipeline of diverse leaders at VP and director level
  • To expand our talent pools, we will continue to partner with community-based youth organizations and educational institutions to achieve our Opportunity Youth hiring goal and College Achievement Plan pathway.

In all that we do, we will continue to strive to create a culture of belonging – where everyone is welcome- so that we can continue to drive innovation and growth through our people.