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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. named top California company for female leadership


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) was named the top company for female leadership in California by the UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has the highest percentage of women leaders in the study’s 11-year history, with women in 57 percent of the company’s board and highest-paid executive roles.

“Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is proud to be paving the way for gender diversity in executive leadership,” said Laura Alber, President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. “Diversity and inclusion are among our deepest-held values. We work to create an environment that attracts great talent, and we seek to motivate, inspire and recognize high performance among all employees.”


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise strategies – Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham – are marketed through e-commerce websites, direct mail catalogs and 612 stores. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offers international shipping to customers worldwide, and has unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East, the Philippines and Mexico.

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