diversity & inclusion

At Target, our team rallies around a single purpose: to help all families discover the joy of everyday life.

That purpose and our inclusion of “all” directly connects to our inclusivity value as a company. We champion a more inclusive society through creating an inclusive guest experience, having an inclusive work environment, ensuring we have a diverse workforce and leveraging our influence to drive positive impact on society.

How we do that starts with staying open:

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Stay Open - Target Diversity & Inclusion play


stay open

It means getting comfortable being uncomfortable, and giving everyone access to the same opportunities.

It means being bold, accountable, and curious. Together.

Let’s ask more questions. Let’s listen courageously.

There is only one you. And you, your stories and your experiences, are exactly what we need.

We invite you to stay open with us.

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Diversity & inclusion are at the heart of what we do at Target. 75% of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a Target store—and in order to win in retail, we need to reflect that population in our team to ensure we deliver the product, services, experiences and messages our guests want and need.

Brian Cornell
chairman and chief executive officer

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Brian Cornell (pictured third from the right) with a group of team members at a store on Black Friday

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Now more than ever, people expect institutions and companies to play a role in creating a more inclusive and equitable society for everyone, and the influence Target can have on the U.S. and our culture is significant. We are committed to creating equity, and ensuring our intentions have a meaningful impact for our teams, guests and communities.

Kiera Fernandez
chief diversity & inclusion officer and VP of HR

Kiera and 10 Target team members dressed in red and khaki stand together smiling at an event

Kiera Fernandez (pictured top row, right) with her teammates at an event

d&i goals and results

Every Team Member plays a role in supporting how we champion an inclusive society. Here are some of our results from 2016-2018.

2019-2021 commitments

We still have work to do.

We are looking towards the future – and a set of new commitments for our business and team. Over the next three years, we will track our progress as a company in three key areas:

  • Representation: Ensure our team equitably reflects the national qualified applicant pools within the communities we serve; Equitably retain and advance our talented team
  • Inclusive Experience: Deliver an equitable experience for all Team Members; Drive inclusive leadership and individual behavior
  • Business: Ongoing investment in diverse suppliers; Continued reach to multicultural audiences with relevant marketing messages; Relevant assortments that meet the needs of the multicultural guest

what we stand for

Across Target, we embrace diversity and strive to give everyone access to the same opportunities. We do this through inclusive guest experiences, inclusive work environments, workforce diversity and societal impact.

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DiversityInc magazine ranks Target #13 overall, the #1 retailer, #9 for boards of directors and #10 for philanthropy on its 2020 list of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity

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Savoy Magazine's 2019 list of the Most Influential Women in Corporate America includes Target leaders Laysha Ward and Caroline Wanga

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high marks

The Human Rights Campaign gave Target a score of 100 on its 2020 Corporate Equality Index

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