Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

McDonald’s is committed to providing inclusive work environments, training and support. Because diversity and inclusion is a foundational element of our culture, it permeates multiple aspects of the business. Here, we highlight some specific Company initiatives being activated at corporate and market levels to further support McDonald’s holistic approach to developing its people.


Employee Business Networks

McDonald’s Employee Business Networks have been holding separate biennial symposiums for more than 20 years. In August, 2015, all networks came together for our first Employee Business Network Unity Summit, including members from McDonald’s African American Council, McDonald’s PRIDE, Asia Pacific Middle East Network, National Hispanic Employee Business Network and Women’s Leadership Network. More than 800 people from all areas of the McDonald’s system gathered to be part of the solutions that can help drive the business forward. Participants heard from senior leaders and world-renowned speakers on topics related to leadership, resilience, managing change and working in an inclusive environment.


Global Women’s Leadership

McDonald’s Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) shines a light on the significant contributions women make to McDonald’s worldwide, and works to foster a culture where women have the most opportunity to succeed and grow. GWLN women’s market level networks support women’s career development and advancement around the world.

27% of positions VP and above at McDonald’s Corporation are held by women (as of 1/31/16)


Careers for Veterans

Starting in 2013, the company and its franchisees established a goal to hire 100,000 veterans by the end of 2015 in our U.S. market. We exceeded this goal by providing more than 100,000 career opportunities to veterans in McDonald’s USA restaurants by the end of 2014. In 2015 alone, more than 46,000 veterans were hired to work in McDonald’s restaurants across the U.S. Also, in 2015, McDonald’s USA was ranked among the top 100 "Military friendly Employers" by GI Jobs.