DELHI, India; August 17, 2020 -- Today, Tata Starbucks Private Limited proudly announced two stores in India operated entirely by women, with the number of all female led stores to double by the end of the year. The stores reaffirm Tata Starbucks ongoing commitment to promoting an inclusive and diverse workforce by empowering women leaders. The first store is located in the heart of Delhi city at Shivaji Stadium, while the second, Commerz II, Mumbai, is located along the Western Express Highway, in the heart of Goregaon.

Both stores are managed by women, and will deliver a premium Starbucks Experience that celebrates connections through coffee – a key pillar of Tata Starbucks business strategy.

“Tata Starbucks remains focused on creating and strengthening opportunities for women and fostering diversity across our organization,” said Navin Gurnaney, ceo, Tata Starbucks Private Limited. “We are proud to open these all-women stores that will increase our commitment to diversity and inclusion in India and empower our female partners in new and meaningful ways.”

Since entering the market in 2012, Tata Starbucks has honoured its commitment to grow the representation of women in the workforce and encourage a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. In 2019, Tata Starbucks achieved 100 percent gender pay equity and continues to create opportunities for all partners to shine in leadership roles. One of Tata Starbucks diversity initiatives, Brew of Balance, creates opportunities for women returning to the workforce from maternity leave, career break, offers more flexibility, including a five-day work schedule, childcare assistance, access to the Women Inclusion Network @ Starbucks platform, as well as family and sabbatical leave. In addition, Tata Starbucks was the first food and beverage retailer in India to deploy a five-day work schedule, offering partners greater flexibility and time for self-development.

Today, women make up 28 percent of Tata Starbucks workforce. The company established an internal Women’s Inclusion Network @ Starbucks platform to further advance gender diversity and provide support to women in India to help them further excel in their careers. The new all-women stores are another significant step toward creating meaningful opportunities for women in leadership within the company and an important part of our efforts to achieving 40 percent gender diversity by the end of 2022.

Like all Starbucks stores across India, the new stores follow the best practices related to safety and hygiene to ensure a safe, familiar and convenient experience for partners and customers.