Growing the Circle: DEI Forum

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About the Forum

Welcome from Kiera Fernandez, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Headshot of Kiera FernandezFor more than 15 years, Target has been on a journey to build and refine our diversity and inclusion strategy that drives our business and shapes our culture, and inclusivity is one of Target’s core values. 

Target convened its first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum, Growing the Circle: Championing a Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Society, Together, on July 28, 2021. We hosted community partners, vendors and suppliers, diversity and inclusion partners, team members and more. This half-day session focused on Target’s four key priorities that define our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy: and inclusive guest experience, inclusive work environment, workforce diversity and societal impact. 

We know that companies and organizations are on their own journeys, so we’ve made the content of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum available to share the knowledge and experience we’ve gained over the past 15+ years. We hope that these sessions will inspire you, challenge you and offer invaluable resources so we can all grow the circle together with shared accountability and responsibility. 


 

2021 Forum Agenda

July 28, 2021

Opening and intro to CEO session

Kiera Fernandez, Target


 

“A CEO Perspective: How to Make Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Everyone’s Responsibility” ​

Brian Cornell​, CEO – Target and Carolynn Johnson, CEO – DiversityInc​ with Kiera Fernandez, Target

A CEO Perspective: How to Make Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Everyone’s Responsibility play

 

 


 

“Building A Diverse Workforce Through Data And Programming”  ​

Mike McNamara, Target with Kiera Fernandez, Target

 

Building A Diverse Workforce Through Data And Programming play

 

 


 

“Creating a Culture Where Everyone Feels Seen, Heard, Valued”​

Melissa Kremer, Target; Damu McCoy, Target and Kiera Fernandez, Target

Creating a Culture Where Everyone Feels Seen, Heard, Valued play

 

 


 

“All Boats Rise: How Supporting Diverse Suppliers is Good for Your Team, Business and Community” ​

Christina Hennington, Target; Maurice Cooper, Target; Claude Tellis, CEO – Naturade​ and Detavio Samuels, CEO – REVOLT media​

All Boats Rise: How Supporting Diverse Suppliers is Good for Your Team, Business and Community play

 

 


 

“Listening, Learning & Creating Together: How Businesses & Community Partners Can Work Together to Multiply Their Impact”​

Laysha Ward, Target; Don Liu, Target and Sondra Samuels, Northside Achievement Zone

Listening, Learning and Creating Together: How Businesses and Community Partners Can Work Together t play