Hi, my name is Kimberley Thompson. I am a member of Starbucks Coffee Company’s Global Diversity team.
I’ve noticed some ideas on My Starbucks Idea around supporting the men and women in the military. Since this seems to be on your mind, I thought I’d tell you about some of the ways Starbucks partners (employees) support the military.
For many years, Starbucks partners have actively engaged and supported men and women in the military and their families in a variety of ways. Some examples include, donating coffee, products & creating care-packages for the troops and their families. In addition to this support, Starbucks has added an Armed Forces Partner Network. This network is for all partners interested in supporting Starbucks veterans and their families. The Armed Forces Partner Network’s mission is to contribute positively to Starbucks and our communities by supporting Starbucks veterans, current service members, and their families.
The Starbucks Partner Networks Program is composed of groups who have an interest in and support for a dimension of diversity. They help drive the company’s global diversity strategy. At Starbucks, Diversity = Inclusion + Equity + Accessibility. In addition to the Armed Forces Partner Network, the company supports six other networks: Access Accessibility Network, Black Partner Network, Emerging Workforce Network, Hora del Café Network, Pride Alliance Network and Women’s Development Network.
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