Fair360 CEO Carolynn Johnson in Conversation With Target CEO Brian Cornell on Why DEI Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Target (No. 29 on The Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021) seems to have hit the bullseye. The retail giant recently released its 2020 Workforce Diversity Report, sharing and breaking down disaggregated racial and gender data across all levels of the organization.

To expand on the report’s findings, Target hosted its first virtual DEI forum, “Growing the Circle: Championing a Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Society” on July 28, 2021. In a session titled “A CEO Perspective: How to Make Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Everyone’s Responsibility,” Target CEO Brian Cornell and Fair360, formerly DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson talked about the progress being made at the company and what’s ahead for the organization.

Target’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Human Resources, Kiera Fernandez, moderated the discussion and opened with a reminder of the company’s longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. “We set goals every three years to hold ourselves accountable to the progress we want to make as an organization,” said Fernandez.

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