CEO Chris Kempczinski described the new goals in a letter sent to employees Thursday. The company aims to increase the percentage of women in the roles of senior director and above from 37% to 45% globally by the end of 2025. It also wants to up the percentage of historically underrepresented groups in those positions from 29% to 35% by the end of 2025.
“We’re serious about holding ourselves and our leaders accountable,” Kempczinski said in the letter.
In November, the company hired a new global head of diversity, equity and inclusion.
The targets announced Thursday also follow racial discrimination lawsuits filed against the company by current and former franchise operators.
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