We are better together
Wendy Lewis, VP & Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald’s
"I believe that we are Better Together – that the strength and diversity of our talent will enable us to build a better, stronger McDonald’s. We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone is equally supported and empowered to realize their full potential, and we are pledging to accelerate McDonald’s progress toward gender balance and diversity.
"Together with our franchisees, McDonald’s employs almost 2 million people across the world and is one of the largest employers of women.
"At present, 30% of Officer roles globally are held by women, 41% of staff positions at Director level and above are held by women globally, and in the U.S., six out of ten restaurant managers are women. In 2018, 50% of office staff promotions went to women, and in four of our five largest company-owned markets more than half of those promoted were women.
"I’m proud of the steps we’ve taken at McDonald’s to achieve gender balance, but also fully aware of the gaps that still exist and that the journey to progress is not easy.
"I pledge to be transparent as we move forward: We will share best practices where we are discovering successes, but also be honest about the challenges we face.
"We know that listening to and participating in knowledge-sharing and eclectic insights has helped make us the organization we are today - from our crew members to our c-suite, our suppliers to our customers and to our community partners."