2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event

No. 22 | Target | DiversityInc Top 50

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  • Latinos in Total Management: 82.4% higher than the Top 10 and more than double the Top 50 average
  • Promotions for Latinos into Management: 71.3% higher than the Top 10 and more than twice the Top 50 average
  • Mentoring by Third-Level Senior Managers: 43.5% higher than the Top 10 and more than double the Top 50 average


Target names “inclusivity” as a core company belief and said that “enterprise-wide initiatives to build and enhance inclusion acumen are core components of Target’s cultural transformation.”

The company has made significant strides in employing and promoting Latinos into management positions at all levels. In addition, Target reported that 45 percent of its C-Suite is comprised of women as well as 36 percent of its board seats.

Target also exhibits a strong commitment to mentoring, with 90 percent of employees participating in its formal mentoring program. In addition, Target is introducing Caroline’s Carts in its stores. These shopping carts are designed for children with physical disabilities so that parents and caregivers can comfortably shop without simultaneously maneuvering a wheel chair or other device.


Brian Cornell

Chief Executive Officer

“At Target, we believe that companies play an important role in creating greater opportunity and equality. When we have a deep understanding of our guests, create a diverse and inclusive workplace and think purposefully about our products and experiences, we elevate Target for our team and guests — and help create a better society for all.”

Caroline Wanga

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

“In order to champion an inclusive society, we need to reflect diversity in our stores, distribution centers and at headquarters. To get there, we must continue to hire, retain, develop and engage team members across all dimensions of differences. At Target, we believe this isn’t about one team or department, everyone needs to play a role.”




Minneapolis, Minn.



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