A collective journey to gender equality and diversity

A collective journey to gender equality and diversity

 March 07, 2018

Wendy Lewis is Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Global Community Engagement for McDonald’s Corporation. Did you know that McDonald's serves food globally to 69 million customers a day.

A legacy and responsibility

“Now more than ever McDonald’s on-going commitment to gender and ethnic equality and advancement serves as our legacy and galvanizes our responsibility.

"From restaurant crew and management to our C-suite of senior leadership, women play invaluable roles in all levels and we’re committed to their success. That commitment starts with our CEO Steve Easterbrook, who was recently recognized by Catalyst as one of the CEO Champions of Change for his support and leadership in driving diversity, inclusion and gender equality.

"We are providing opportunities for women in the workplace, in our restaurants and in our supply chain.

"We’ve made progress as we’ve enhanced our benefits for our U.S.-based staff employees and employees at corporate-owned restaurants.

"We have invested in Archways to Opportunity, which provides tuition assistance, academic advising services, English language courses and more, all designed to help those who come through our doors realize their full potential.

Committed to listening

"Are we perfect? Of course not.

"We know we have work to do and are committed to listening and working with others across business, government and our communities to improve.

A collective journey

"We say thank you and celebrate the achievements of many women around the world and tomorrow we continue our collective journey to gender equality and diversity.”



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