Target’s Taking Bold Steps to Increase Black Representation Across the Company


A Bullseye View | September 10, 2020


The Target team has long been working to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture for all. It’s something Target has championed for many years through their diversity and inclusion goals—and now the new Racial Equity Action and Change (REACH) committee will accelerate that work.


Target announces their plan to increase representation of Black team members across the company by 20% over the next three years by sharpening our focus on advancement, retention and hiring.

To make sure they equitably retain and advance their talented team, Target is introducing a number of systemic changes that will help their Black team members:

  • Leverage stores, supply chain and HQ experiences to provide broader leadership pathways for Black team members to develop and advance

  • Develop programs to hire and retain Black team members in career areas with low levels of representation, including technology, data sciences, merchandising and marketing

  • Increase Target’s network of mentors and sponsors to help Black team members accelerate and advance their careers

  • Work to ensure Target’s benefits and partnerships drive wellness and safety for Black team members

  • Conduct anti-racist trainings for leaders and team members that educate, build inclusion acumen and foster a sense of belonging

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