We recognize and celebrate extraordinary women

Wendy Lewis, Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald's

 IWD 2020

On International Women’s Day and every day, we recognize and celebrate extraordinary women everywhere. Together with our franchisees, McDonald’s provides jobs for almost two million people across the world. The strength and diversity of our talent continually enables us to build a better, stronger McDonald’s.

I am proud to report that as of Year End 2019, globally, 28% of Officer roles are held by women at McDonald’s Corporation and our majority-owned subsidiaries (the Company), around 68% of McDonald’s company-owned restaurant managers are women and 39% of staff roles at the Director level or above are held by women at the Company. In the U.S., 58% of McDonald’s staff positions at the Director level and above are held by women at the Company, as well.

We’ve made great strides at McDonald’s with our Gender Balance & Diversity Strategy, but I am also aware that real progress requires ongoing work, which is why we are actively continuing our commitment to accelerate McDonald’s progress.

Engaging diverse perspectives and sharing insights broadly has helped make us the organization we are today. 

We are committed to creating a workplace where all people feel recognized, represented and championed to realize their full potential and empowered to advance their careers and businesses. 



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