CHICAGO – A Starbucks employee is being hailed a hero after she took the company to task for the lack of female HR staff at its U.S. headquarters.
On Saturday, Starbucks’ human resources department posted an internal memo that described the lack as a “bizarre” issue, and said the company would work with Starbucks to ensure female employees get more opportunities to fill senior roles.
Starbucks, which is based in Chicago, says it is working on improving its human resources policies, and the memo said it would be a priority to hire women for senior roles within the organization.
But the memo did not name the company, saying only that it was “a complicated issue and a work in progress.”
It went on to say the company “remains committed to diversity, inclusion and equity and will continue to do everything in our power to ensure that all people are treated equally.”
Starbuck is one of the most successful companies in the world and has a strong female leadership team.
The company employs 1,800 people in the U.K. and the U, and employs more than 100 women in the corporate headquarters in California.
Many companies in Silicon Valley, such as Google and Facebook, have tried to recruit women.
In its statement, Starbucks said that it would “work with Starbucks” to ensure all qualified women were offered positions within the company.