Shawn Outler

by Edward Cates
Shawn Outler
Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
Macy’s, Inc.

Shawn Outler is the Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer for Macy’s, Inc. In her role, Shawn is the primary Diversity & Inclusion representative for Macy’s, Inc. She also serves as the co-chair of the cross-functional Diversity & Inclusion Business Council, a group of cross-functional leaders throughout the organization working to ensure that D&I work is fully integrated into the business. Shawn was previously EVP of Licensed Businesses, Food Services and Multicultural Initiatives.


In this role, Shawn managed Macy’s leased partner businesses, licensed business development and the foods team. She 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 began her career with Macy’s in 2006 as the Divisional Vice President/Merchandise Manager of Better Traditional Sportswear at Macy’s Central Division.


Shawn holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from Syracuse University.

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