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Williams-Sonoma Recognized as Top 10 Employer for Diversity

Williams-Sonoma, Inc., the world’s digital-first, design-led and sustainable home retailer, announced that it has been recognized as one of the top ten companies on Forbes’ List of America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2023.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has been featured on the list every year since Forbes began publishing the rankings six years ago, and this year’s top-ten ranking distinguishes the company as the highest-ranking home-furnishings retailer on the list.

"Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is honored to be recognized for our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion," said Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams- Sonoma, Inc. "We will continue our efforts to create diverse teams, foster an inclusive culture, and work toward an equitable community, both inside and outside our company."

The recognition by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity acknowledges Williams-Sonoma, Inc. as a company that embraces and celebrates diversity. Companies included on the 2023 list were selected based on survey data from approximately 45,000 U.S. employees working for companies with a minimum of 1,000 employees.

The evaluation was based on three different criteria: direct recommendations, employee evaluations of other companies in the industry, and evaluations on how companies fared across a range of diversity-related best practices. Participants were asked to anonymously rate their organizations based on criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability and LGBTQ+ equality, as well as general diversity.

Respondents belonging to underrepresented groups were also asked to recommend businesses other than their own. In addition, each company’s diversity-related best practices—such as the presence of employee resource groups, the publication of diversity data, and the percentage of women in board and executive roles—were reviewed and incorporated into the rankings. The top 500 companies made the final list.

To view the complete list published by Forbes of America’s Best Companies for Diversity 2023, please visit:

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