Asian Team Members & Guests

Target stands with the Asian community, acknowledging the pain and fear they are experiencing and unequivocally condemning the ongoing and intensifying violence directed at Asian Americans.  As a company committed to equity and inclusion for all communities, we believe there’s no place for racism, hate or violence. 

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

Target celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month each year with our guests and team members. Throughout the month of May, Target’s Asian Business Council hosts a series of events and volunteer opportunities, celebrate Asian-owned and founded brands, and share stories from our Target team members to educate about the Asian American experience in our country.

Target also hosts the Twin Cities Asian Executive Leadership Conference each year in partnership with the Asian American Business Development Center and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, bringing together more than 1,000 attendees from companies such as Best Buy, 3M, Medtronic and more. The goal of the conference is to bring Asian professionals together in Target’s hometown to engage in conversations about issues affecting the Asian community. 

Asian Business Council

The Asian Business Council (ABC) is one of seven Diversity and Inclusion Business Councils at Target. With more than 3,500 members, the ABC’s mission is to champion an inclusive work environment where Asian team members find belonging and growth. Focused on professional development, career path, personal growth and awareness, the ABC is about finding and creating belonging for Asians, advocates and allies across Target.  

Stop Asian hate

Target stands firmly against racism, racialized misogyny and xenophobia in all forms and we stand with our Asian team members and members of the Asian American community. Through the Target Foundation’s approach of driving systems-level change, we are committed to centering equity and investing in BIPOC organizations. As part of our commitment to action against hate, we invested $250,000 in organizations led by Asian Americans, working to empower the Asian American community, addressing gender-based violence and xenophobia, and advancing justice. 

Supplier diversity

Target’s proud to work with an ever-growing roster of diverse suppliers and each partner, in their own way, helps us champion inclusion within our assortment and far beyond. Target partners with the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce to further our initiatives and help us develop relationships with Asian suppliers. We worked with three diverse suppliers to bring great Asian American-owned brands to guests for Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Cocokind — a natural and organic beauty brand that also supports female entrepreneurs; K-Mama – authentic, vegan Korean hot sauces; and Sweet Chef — a vegan and cruelty-free skincare line. 

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Target builds partnerships with organizations within the Asian American community to leverage our influence to reduce disparities and champion societal impact in order to help communities thrive: 

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I love how Target celebrates and embraces diversity. This is the first company where I have worked where I’ve not had to feel defensive or feel ultra-aware of my Asian identity.

Jocelyne Mei Senior Technical Owner Property Management