We are thrilled to announce that we have once again been named to the Forbes Best Employers for Diversity list for 2022. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the second highest retailer on this year’s list and has improved in overall ranking by 25 spots since last year – currently ranked 52 out of 500 overall.
This incredible achievement reflects our ongoing commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all associates. We are proud to be recognized as an organization where all associates have the support to thrive in their career while bringing their authentic selves to work each day.
To determine the ranking, Forbes collaborated with market research firm Statista surveyed 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees and pinpointed the companies they identified as most dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. Survey participants were asked to rate their organizations on criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation equality, as well as that of general diversity. Statista then asked respondents belonging to underrepresented groups to nominate organizations other than their own.
As we celebrate our progress, we recognize that there is still more work to be done. As a company and as a community, we will remain united in our goal to create enduring change guided by the commitments made in our Equity Action Plan. Together, we’ll work towards a more diverse and inclusive future for all.