About Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren, whose name is synonymous with American lifestyle, timeless design and impeccable quality, is a cultural icon who has built the Ralph Lauren Corporation into one of the most successful companies in the world. As the first designer to produce a complete lifestyle vision, Mr. Lauren created a global brand exemplified by style, sophistication –See all 20 Ralph Lauren photos
Our Company began with Ralph Lauren’s legendary story and his vision to inspire the dream of a better life through authenticity and timeless style. For more than 50 years, thousands of stories have come together to deliver that vision and build Ralph Lauren into the leading global lifestyle company it is today. These stories are individual and specific, but together they speak to what it means to be a part of the Ralph Lauren family. They are the stories of our colleagues who are... Inspired by a Company that is a symbol for aspiration and optimism in the world. Thriving in a Culture that champions respect, individuality and possibility. Building Careers that enable us to live our fullest lives, in and outside of work. Each one of us at a Ralph Lauren has a story that brought us here and keeps us here. That inspires us, that grows and feeds our passion. These are our stories. This is #LifeAtRL.
“People will give you extra effort if they know that you care…When we take care of our employees, our employees then will take care of our consumers.” From more than 20 years working at Ralph Lauren, Sharonda Weatherspoon, SVP of Stores, tells her story as a leader working to ensure that thousands of retail employees in our Polo Factory Stores feel connected to the brand every day. #LifeAtRL #Retail
Each one of us at a Ralph Lauren has a story that brought us here and keeps us here. Alex Pacheco, one of our Visual Merchandising Managers, talks about his long-held personal relationship with our brands and the power in having a voice at every level of Ralph Lauren. #LifeAtRL #Retail #Merchandising
Each one of us has a story that brought and keeps us here. Kevin has grown from a seasonal employee to a D&I leader with global impact. Along the way, mentors and colleagues have shown him the endless career possibilities Ralph Lauren has to offer.
Diversity & Inclusion
Our D&I Commitment To unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness to all. Talent: Our Commitment to Gender Parity We strive to increase opportunities for women in our workforce globally, and for female factory workers in our supply chain We take a proactive approach to gender pay equity and continually monitor our compensation programs to ensure fairness. We are committed to equal pay for equal work across our Company. When we talk about parity – it must be inclusive of all women and acknowledge intersectionality - the recognition that women also have other identities – whether it be race, religion, sexual orientation, disability status, immigration status or another form of identity. Our Commitment to Racial Equity and Social Justice We are committed to ensuring our employee race and ethnicity mix reflects the population make-up of the communities we serve from our Board to our leadership team and across the entire Company. We are committed to supporting and elevating Black talent. For every open role at the Vice President level or above, we are committed to interviewing at least one Black candidate as well as at least one candidate from other underrepresented groups. Celebration & Recognition: Our company is home to people from different backgrounds and we celebrate the varied perspectives they bring to Ralph Lauren. We are creating a culture where all employees have a sense of belonging and thrive—as individuals and as a part of our team. RL Named ‘Best Place for LGBTQ Equality’ for the Second Time (ralphlauren.com) For the second sequential year, the Ralph Lauren Corporation is proud to receive top marks on our infrastructure for LGBTQIA+ equality in the workplace from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest LGBTQIA+ advocacy group in the United States. Unlocking Gender Parity in Fashion (ralphlauren.com) Together, with Parity.org and the support of industry peers and coauthors, we created a first-of-its kind roadmap for the fashion industry to foster holistic gender equity and pay equality. And we’ re calling on our industry to adopt and implement it. The roadmap, grounded in Parity.org’s Parity Model, is divided into a five-point plan, designed to help our industry peers – and our own Company – to eliminate gender disparities in their business: To read the paper: https://www.parity.org/fashion/