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Sr Director, Equity, Inclusion & Diversity


New York, NY, US

Explore the possibilities across our global house of brands.

Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

Primary Purpose: At Tapestry, Inclusivity is one of our three core values. We warmly welcome all people, embracing our differences and inviting a diversity of perspectives. We believe there are no limitations on what you can achieve because of nationality, religion, race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.


The Director, Diversity & Inclusion drives the strategic planning, development, execution and measurement of Tapestry’s initiatives for a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Director, Diversity & Inclusion partners with all levels of the organization and third parties as needed to action on a holistic D&I strategy and to establish accountability for key deliverables. This role will dually report to the co-leaders of Inclusion: SVP, Human Resources & Social Impact and VP, Global Talent and Inclusion.



The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Diversity and Inclusion to...


  • In partnership with co-leaders, develop, implement and evaluate initiatives in support of Tapestry’s vision and D&I strategy.
  • Assess, measure and track diversity & inclusion with key outputs connected to recruitment, succession and internal/external surveys
  • Update key stakeholders on the progress of Tapestry’s D&I initiatives
  • Support the efforts and programs of Tapestry’s North America Inclusion Council.
  • Develop ERGs and ensure they run effectively.
  • Identify, evaluate, develop and support all diversity-related sponsorship opportunities and membership affiliations.
  • Identify, evaluate and introduce appropriate external partnerships to further access to diversity sourcing
  • Manage D&I related surveys including selection, completion & measuring ROI.
  • Cultivate relationships with organizations that will support Tapestry’s vision of an inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Oversee all diversity-related aspects of RFP responses.
  • Collaborate with the Communications and Talent Branding teams to ensure that inclusion is considered and integrated into all aspects of Tapestry’s internal and external communications, and to support regular communication of diversity initiatives, events and progress.
  • Collaborate with the Global People and Organization Development (GPOD) team on D&I-related training programs


The accomplished individual will possess...


  • A deep passion for and experience in Diversity & Inclusion
  • Strong program management experience
  • A proven track record of facilitating company-level initiatives with multiple stakeholders, including senior level leaders
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with speed and accuracy while being highly organized
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data to develop insights, telling stories, driving decisions and measuring impact
  • A high level of discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required; proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint


An outstanding professional will have...


  • A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or MBA preferred)
  • 8+ years of experience in Human Resources, Communications, or a related field
  • Experience in a formal diversity and inclusion position
  • Experience in a fast-paced, global work environment
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
  • Managerial Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-JG1 Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

Req ID:  60657

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