As retailers focus on diversity, executive representation is stagnant Protests against systemic racism this year pushed retailers to take a magnifying glass to diversity, and many areas are lacking.
Real change could be underway, but measuring progress on representation and diversity is a long game.
As with racial representation, retail sits just 2 percentage points under the aggregate.
Many observers of retail diversity, including Karen Dahms, a research director for Diversity Best Practices, worried that the disruption of coronavirus would mean less attention on diversity and inclusion.
The differences in how retailers measure diversity also make it harder to compare between companies, especially when it comes to leadership.