In a statement, CEO Deborah Yeh says that the company is committed to "continued innovation and action for the benefit of our clients, our communities, and our industry. " The diversity training is the company's first step toward honoring that commitment. "Through this, we'll look to begin a dialogue with our 16K+ US employees about what inclusivity and values mean to Sephora," Yeh said. "And we'll plan to sustain this dialogue with future training moments for our fleet. "While it is true that SZA’s experience occurred prior to the launch of the 'We Belong to Something Beautiful' campaign, the campaign was not the result of this tweet," the company said in a statement. "However, it does reinforce why belonging is now more important than ever.
Last year Starbucks closed all of its American stores for a day of racial bias education after a video of two black men being arrested at a Philadelphia location went viral and drew criticism and accusations of racism. "I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement at the time. “While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution.
The move comes after singer SZA says she was racially profiled while shopping. https://t.co/K6QXJpmYFS— Glamour (@glamourmag) June 11, 2019