Shawn Outler serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Macy’s, Inc., one of the nation’s premier retailers, with approximately 130,000 employees.
In this role, Shawn will be the primary Diversity & Inclusion representative for Macy’s, Inc. and will serve as the co-chair of the cross-functional Diversity & Inclusion Business Council, a group of cross-functional leaders throughout the organization who work to ensure that D&I work is fully integrated into the business.
In her most recent position as EVP, Licensed Businesses, Food Services, and Multicultural Initiatives, Shawn managed Macy’s leased partner businesses, licensed business development, and the foods team.
Shawn also created “The Workshop at Macy’s,” an exclusive retail vendor development and mentorship program designed to educate and prepare minority and women-owned business owners, by providing the knowledge and tools they need to experience growth and success in the retail industry. The program was launched in May 2011 and has become a benchmark for retail supplier diversity.
Shawn earned a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Transportation and Distribution from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management.