What is EMPOWER?

Aramark EMPOWER, launched in April 2011, enables business outcomes by driving leadership and development opportunities through the connection and engagement of women across the company. Aramark EMPOWER works to accelerate the advancement of women leaders through speaker series, professional workshops, mentoring opportunities and community outreach, while also advocating action for women in the workplace and beyond.

2020 Women on Boards recognized us for having 20%+ corporate board seats held by women.

Through development programs, our EMPOWER ERG, and various partnerships, we’re dedicated to accelerating women — including women of color and trans women — into senior leadership positions. Five years ago, 0% of our board seats were held by women. Today, that number stands at 30%. And we’re just getting started.


“It gives me energy to empower other women. For me, whether it’s part of an ERG or it’s more expansive mentoring, helping other people is so rewarding. I just hired two women to my team because I met them at an EMPOWER meeting.”

Allison S.
Regional Vice President, Empower ERG Chair

Central Region

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Empowering Equality for Women.

Whether it's recognizing the contributions of our people, leveling the playing field, or the creation of a more equitable world for future generations, equality is a mission shared by all of us. On #WomensEqualityDay, Aramark EMPOWER members and allies came together to share what equality means to them.

Here’s your seat at the table.

Meaningful, lasting change unfolds when we step outside of our comfort zone. With open membership policies, our ERGs create safe spaces for community members and their allies to learn from each other, grow together, and pursue a better society for all.

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