Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Target celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month each year with our guests and team members. In 2021, we hosted team member events, used the voices of our team members and partners to educate about the Asian American experience in our country, and celebrated Asian-owned and founded brands. Throughout the month of May, Target’s Asian Business Council hosted a series of events that included webinars about the Asian experience and lunches featuring local Asian American restaurant owners, volunteer opportunities, stories from Target team members and more.
Target also convened the inaugural Twin Cities Asian Executive Leadership Conference in 2021, alongside the Asian American Business Development Center and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, for more than 1,000 attendees. The goal of the conference, which included a panel with the CEOs of Target, Best Buy, 3M and Medtronic, was 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.
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; and Sweet Chef — a vegan and cruelty-free skincare line.
Good to know
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: