Women Empowering Women in The McDonalds Community

March 08, 2021

On this International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating all the women in our McFamily and their important contributions to McDonald’s  success.

Women account for about 54% of McDonald’s total workforce for our staff and in our company-owned restaurants around the globe as of December 2020. They also comprise 31% of global officers at McDonald’s and play vital roles in all sectors of our 3-legged stool.

Today is also a reminder to take action and collectively do our part to accelerate gender equity.

Our Global Senior Leadership Team recently pledged to increase women in leadership roles to 45% globally by the end of 2025, with a goal of reaching gender parity by the end of 2030.

We enthusiastically support this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, #ChooseToChallenge, which underscores how all of us at McDonald’s must work to forge an inclusive world that reflects our values.

But don’t take our word for it. Below you’ll hear from women from across the McDonald’s system on topics including gender bias, challenging stereotypes and what businesses can do (or have done) to help change the status quo.

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