Partnerships & Recognition


Yum! Brands is committed to greater inclusion and diversity for all people and is a place where differences are sought out and celebrated. That’s why CEO Greg Creed signed onto the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, a coalition of company CEOs committed to creating workplaces that not only have diverse representation, but are also places where employees are comfortable sharing their experiences and perspectives with one another.

We also established a target to advance more women into leadership and achieve gender parity in senior roles globally by 2030. Today, females account for 52 percent of our full-time and 58 percent of our part-time employees out of our approximately 60,000-member global workforce. This commitment aligns with the Paradigm for Parity coalition, a movement of Fortune 500 CEOs, senior business leaders and academics who are committed to achieving a new norm in corporate leadership: one in which women and men have equal power, status and opportunity. Additionally, we're proud to lead our industry in creating opportunities for women at all levels of our business.

More than 20 years ago, Yum! became a founding member of the Women’s Foodservice Forum® (WFF), the industry’s leading organization to advance female talent. Yum! Chief Transformation & People Officer Tracy Skeans serves on WFF’s Board of Directors, and Yum! team members attend WFF’s Annual Leadership Development Conference. Other organizations in which Yum! has taken an active role include:

  • 100,000 Opportunities Initiative
  • Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
  • The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
  • Human Rights Campaign® Corporate Equality Index
  • International Franchise Association
  • Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance
  • National Black MBA Association®
  • Prospanica®
Based on our current employment statistics, policies, external community support and engagement and product offerings, Yum! was named to the 2018 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.