Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Equity Action Committee at Williams Sonoma Inc. was established in June 2020 to lead the implementation of our Equity Action Plan.
The purpose of the plan is to create a set of actions that will drive positive change in the fight against racial injustice.

We Are Committed To

  • supporting non-profit
    organizations that
    advocate for
    racial justice

    We're donating to the NAACP, the
    Jackie Robinson Foundation and the
    National Urban League, and developing
    meaningful partnerships with them on
    issues focused on educational, social and
    economic equality.

  • increasing black
    representation at
    all levels of our
    company

    We're diversifying our workforce by
    partnering with Historically Black Colleges,
    Universities and Organizations to reach and
    foster Black talent. We're expanding our
    vendors and suppliers to include more
    Black-owned businesses and are collaborating
    with Black artists and designers.

  • reinforcing a
    culture of inclusion
    through awareness
    and education

    We developed a company-wide education
    program covering bias, inclusion and cultural
    competence. We are commited to creating
    a safe, nurturing environment where
    associates and leaders invite diversity
    and foster inclusion, creating a platform for
    the Black experience to be heard.

meet our partners

In our ongoing commitment to fight for positive change and racial justice, we've partnered with renowned
non-profit organizations that support the advancement of African American and Black youth.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP),
founded in 1909, is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights
organization in the nation.

We're partnering with NAACP on the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO),
a yearlong empowerment program designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academic
and cultural achievement among African American high school students.

how your donation helps

Invest in the critical work by making a donation and encourage your networks to also support NAACP
Empowerment Programs' movement to develop young talent and ensure the wellbeing of Black communities.

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The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization
dedicated to economic empowerment, equity, and social justice with
90 affiliates serving 300 communities, providing direct services to
over 2 million people nationwide.

We're partnering with the National Urban League in support of Project Ready,
a signature education program designed to prepare students for college, work, and life.

how your donation helps

Your support allows National Urban League to continue to expand our reach and provide services free of charge to individuals in need. Join us in empowering communities and changing lives today.

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The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) has advanced the ideals of
equity and opportunity for 48 years by leveling the playing field in higher
education and the workplace.

JRF provides generous four-year scholarships and extensive support services, including career guidance
and internship placement. Since 1973, JRF has disbursed over $95 million in grants and direct support to
1,700 JRF Scholars. As part of our partnership with JRF, we're contributing to college scholarships through a
four-year auxiliary program that helps JRF scholars effectively navigate their college environments and
develop leaderships skills, while exploring career options and embracing commitment to service.

how your donation helps

Your donation will help promote equal opportunity and humanitarianism through scholarships, mentoring
and leadership training – and help build the Jackie Robinson Museum.

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